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Israeli parliament to elect country’s president

Tel Aviv: Israeli parliamentarians on Wednesday will elect the country’s 11th president, who will replace 81-year-old Reuven Rivlin, who has served as Israel’s president since 2014.

According to the law, by midnight on May 19, candidates – Isaac Herzog and Miriam Peretz – had to submit the signatures of at least 10 Knesset members supporting them.

An extraordinary special meeting will take place in the Knesset at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 2. The presidential elections will be held by secret ballot.

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