The Knesset approved Shas leader Arye Deri's return to the Interior Ministry 54-43 Monday, 23 years after he left the post due to a corruption charges.
Opposition MKs called the appointment problematic, in light of Deri's criminal past, even though it is legal.
Deri was forced to resign in 1993 during an investigation, after five years as interior minister. In 2000, he was convicted of bribery, fraud and breach of trust and sentenced to three years in prison, and released after 22 months.
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