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Israeli lawmakers begin to vote for new president
« on: June 10, 2014, 04:43:10 AM »
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli legislators have started voting to choose the country's next president to replace outgoing Shimon Peres.

The largely ceremonial office of Israel's presidency is typically filled by a respected elder statesman who is expected to rise above politics and serve as a moral compass for the country. Whoever is elected likely will pale in comparison to Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who brought international gravitas to the position.

Tuesday's vote caps a nasty race full of mudslinging and the derailment of two campaigns by scandals.

Lawmakers in the 120-member Knesset are voting in a secret ballot. Five candidates are vying for the spot. The front-runner is Reuven Rivlin, a veteran politician from the hawkish Likud party who opposes the creation of a Palestinian state.

Results are expected later Tuesday.

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Re: Israeli lawmakers begin to vote for new president
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2014, 08:26:52 AM »
Breaking News ‏@BreakingNews 2m

Reuven Rivlin elected by Israeli parliament to be country's next president - @IsraelMFA https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/israel/

Bio here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reuven_Rivlin
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