Mickey Levy of the centrist Yesh Atid, the get together led by coalition architect Yair Lapid on Sunday elected because the speaker of the 120-seat legislative physique.
Levy, a legislator from Yair Lapid’s centrist Yesh Atid get together, has been voted as the brand new speaker of Israel’s parliament on Sunday.
He acquired 67 votes and his rival, Shas lawmaker Yaakov Margi obtained 52 votes.
Between 2013 and 2014, Mickey Levy was the Deputy Minister of Finance.He was a police officer earlier than getting into politics.
Levy was born in Jerusalem, however his dad and mom are from Cizire, Turkey, a Kurdish city.
In an previous interview, Levy had acknowledged that he’s proud to be a Kurd and that his household arrived in what’s now Israel lengthy earlier than Saladin Ayubi, the famed Muslim Kurdish commander.
Based on his biography on the Parliament web site, he additionally labored as a police attaché on the Israeli Embassy in Washington after which owned a bus firm.