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  12/21/2012, Tevet 8, 5773

Report: Netanyahu to Name Steinitz Knesset Speaker

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu intends to appoint Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz to the position of Speaker of the Knesset in the next government, according to a Friday report by the Ma'ariv daily.

Current speaker Reuven Rivlin is expected to run for president when the term of Shim'on Peres ends.