Speaker of the Knesset Committee, MK Tzachi Hanegbi (Likud Beitenu), requested permission from the Knesset to appoint MK Uri Maklev (United Torah Judaism) as the 10th Deputy to the Speaker of the Knesset.

Hanegbi explained that the appointment would apply until April 23, 2015 and then afterwards, according to an agreement between the parties, a Deputy Speaker will be appointed from the Hatenua party for a set amount of time and then a deputy from the Meretz party.

Hanegbi`s request was accepted unanimously and MK Maklev will be a Deputy Speaker from here on out.