World Israel Selects Rivlin as Next President -Aljazeera



Reuven Rivlin has been selected as the 10th president of Israel, ending an ugly and hard-fought campaign to replace the outgoing head of state, Shimon Peres.

Rivlin received 63 votes in a second-round runoff on Tuesday in the Knesset, the Israeli parliament. He defeated Meir Sheetrit, a centrist politician, who received 53 votes.

Rivlin is a former Knesset speaker and a member of Likud, the party headed by prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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