Molla becomes first Ethiopian Deputy Knesset Speaker

August 4, 2011 16:26


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MK Shlomo Molla (Kadima) was elected Deputy Knesset Speaker on Wednesday, and will become the first Ethiopian MK to fill the role when the Knesset summer recess ends in late October.

Theoretically, if both President Shimon Peres and Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin are out of the country, Molla could serve as Israel's president.

"I'm honored to serve in such an important job in Israeli democracy, and be able to set the Knesset's agenda together with the speaker and his other deputies," Molla said.

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