The Knesset elects a new president of Israel next Wednesday

The Knesset will elect the new president, who will take office next July in a secret ballot.

Jerusalem24 – Next Wednesday, the Israeli Knesset will elect a new president for Israel to succeed the current president, Reuven Rivlin, whose term ends after seven consecutive years.

According to the Israel Broadcasting Corporation, “the former leader of the Labor Party, head of the Jewish Agency, Yitzhak Herzog, and Miriam Peretz, who specializes in education, are competing for this position.”​

The Knesset will elect the new president, who will take office next July in a secret ballot.

According to the Israel Broadcasting Corporation, “the position of the president in Israel is considered within the Israeli parliamentary system, but his position is protocol and symbolic, expressing the unity of the people and their powers are stipulated in a basic law bearing the title of the head of state.”

Related Articles

Back to top button