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        2/19/2013, Adar 9, 5773

      Agreements Reveal: Livni to Be Named Justice Minister

      Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and HaTnua chairwoman Tzipi Livni will hold a joint press conference at 20:00 Tuesday night and will reveal the details of the coalition agreement they reached.

      As part of the agreement, Livni will be appointed Justice Minister. 

      The agreement also states that Livni will be the sole official in charge of conducting negotiations with the Palestinian Authority and that she will report directly to the Prime Minister. 

      MK Amir Peretz will be named to the Environmental Minister post and MK Amram Mitzna will be given a chairman position in an as of yet unspecified Knesset committee.