List of Knesset speakers


List of Knesset speakers

The Speaker of the Knesset is the presiding officer in the Knesset, Israel's parliament and also fills the role of the President when he or she is incapacitated. Dalia Itzik, the current speaker, is the first woman to hold the post.

To date, Ahdut HaAvoda's Nahum Nir is the only Speaker not to have come from the ruling party, though in two cases (Avraham Burg and Reuven Rivlin) the party of the speaker (One Israel and Likud respectively) lost power during their term.

Past and present Knesset speakers

External links

* [http://www.knesset.gov.il/description/eng/eng_head_knes.htm Knesset Speakers since the first Knesset] Knesset website en icon


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