First meeting of the Twenty-Ninth Government in the Knesset.
The traditional portrait of the incoming government together with President Moshe Katsav.
The presentation of the new government by Prime MInister Ariel Sharon in the President`s house.
The Prime Minister automatically assumes any ministerial position vacated until the
official appointment of another minister or acting minister.
The position of Deputy or Vice Prime Minister is not an official job, rather an honorary position.
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was elected in direct elections for the prime minister on February 6, 2001.