BREAKING NEWS: Isaac Herzog is the new President of Israel

BREAKING NEWS: Isaac Herzog is the new President of Israel


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The Israeli Assembly has chosen the successor of President Reuevn Rivlin, whose term expires on July 9th.

The Israeli Parliament has elected Isaac Herzog, head of the Jewish Agency and former Labor Party leader, as the country’s new President.

In the written statement made by the Presidency of the Assembly, it was stated that the election of the President would be made by the method of secret ballot held in the General Assembly.

In the statement, it was stated that “Deputies will elect the new President of the State of Israel today”.

Former Labor Party Chairman Isaac Herzog and Moroccan-born Zionist activist Miriam Peretz, who lives in the Jewish settlement of Givat Ze’ev between the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, are vying for the vote.

The president’s powers are limited to pardoning prisoners, accepting credentials of ambassadors, and appointing representatives to form governments.

The Israeli Assembly consists of 120 deputies directly elected by the people.

WHO IS ISAAC HERZOG?

The 60-year-old Head of the Jewish Agency, Herzog, is the son of the country’s 6th President, Chaim Herzog, who served from 1983-1993.

Isaac Herzog led the Labor Party from 2013-2017.

Herzog will take the seat after current President Reuven Rivlin’s term expires on 9 July.

The president, who is elected for a 7-year term in Israel, has limited powers and is symbolic, unlike the prime minister, who is endowed with broad powers.

The president’s powers are limited to pardoning prisoners, accepting credentials of ambassadors, and appointing representatives to form governments.

The Israeli Assembly consists of 120 deputies directly elected by the people.


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