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        2/14/2012, Shevat 21, 5772

      Knesset Legal Advisor: Shachiv Shena'an OK as MK


      Knesset Legal Advisor Eyal Ynon informed Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin, Tuesday that the candidacy of Shachiv Shnaan to rejoin the Knesset is valid. An inquiry conducted by Ynon with the relevant civil service sources showed that the level of Shnaan's position at the Welfare Ministry does not prevent him from serving as a candidate for membership in the Knesset.

      Shena'an is expected to replace former Knesset member Matan Vilnai in the Atzma'ut independence faction and his swearing-in is expected to take place Wednesday. Vilnai resigned this week to become Israel's ambassador to China.