Prime Minister Netanyahu has tapped Likud MK Amir Ohana to serve as justice minister.

A statement from Netanyahu’s spokeswoman cites Ohana’s legal experience, noting he has a law degree and worked as a lawyer before entering politics.

Ohana, a vocal supporter of the prime minister in the Knesset, had been considered one of the front-runners for the position, which opened up after Netanyahu fired right-wing rival Ayelet Shaked as justice minister on Sunday.

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