The Knesset acting legal adviser on Wednesday evening upheld a controversial roll-call vote that was called after the Knesset speaker invalidated an earlier electronic vote on an opposition motion to form a parliamentary probe into the submarines affair, on the grounds it was improperly conducted by his deputy. The cancellation of the first vote sparked an uproar in the plenum, and a walkout by the opposition MKs. Opposition lawmakers said they would petition the Supreme Court to reinstate the result of the first vote.

Dr. Amir Fuchs, a senior researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute, watched the  plenum proceedings and says the confusion over the voting is apparent. He told KAN reporter Naomi Segal that while he does not view the cancellation of the vote as having dramatic impact, the events demonstrate the weakness of the legislative branch, where the ruling coalition has the power to set the agenda.