In Israel, many political figures on the right (among them outgoing Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked and Zehut party leader and parliamentary hopeful Moshe Feiglin) say that "all over the world" judicial appointments are made exclusively by elected officials and they propose to apply that system to Israel also.

I know that in the US judicial appointments are a political issue, but the American system is more presidential than parliamentary, so I would like to ask if there are examples, more akin to Israel, where judicial appointments are exclusively political.

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    Why republics? Surely constitutional monarchies should also be good for your question? – user19831 Mar 24 '19 at 10:09
  • Related question politics.stackexchange.com/questions/33720/… although not as focued on your issue as you'd probably like. But the answer to your is mostly NO. – Fizz Mar 24 '19 at 12:34
  • And the data in a question of mine politics.stackexchange.com/questions/34272/… probably helps too. – Fizz Mar 24 '19 at 12:44
  • @Orangesandlemons yes, I did not think of constitutional monarchies but they would also be good – Ralph Levy Mar 25 '19 at 0:34
  • There is a big difference between a decision 'made by elected officials' and 'being political'. In the UK and Canada judicial appointments are made by the government, but are supposed to be apolitical. – DJClayworth Mar 25 '19 at 19:57

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