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  Tamuz 12, 5767 , 28/06/07

Itzik to Remain as Acting President

Speaker of the Knesset Dalia Itzik will remain in her position as Acting President of the State of Israel until the end of Moshe Katzav’s term in July. Katzav’s term will not end early, regardless of his formal resignation, to which he agreed as part of a plea bargain, which included reduced charges, to avoid an extended trial on charges of rape, sexual assault and corruption.

Vice Premier and President-elect Shimon Peres will take over the position on July 15th, the official beginning of the new term.
Other archived news briefs:Jun 28 2007, 04:30 PM, 6/28/2007