- List of Knesset speakers
The Speaker of the Knesset is the presiding officer in the
Knesset, Israel's parliamentand 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.
Ahdut HaAvoda's Nahum Niris the only Speaker not to have come from the ruling party, though in two cases ( Avraham Burgand Reuven Rivlin) the party of the speaker ( One Israeland Likudrespectively) lost power during their term.
Past and present Knesset speakers
* [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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