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  Sivan 13, 5767 , 30/05/07

Itzik Supports Peres for President

Knesset Speaker and Acting President Dalia Itzik took an unusual step Wednesday and publicly supported Kadima party colleague Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres to serve in the position. Suspended President Moshe Katzav's five-term expires in mid-July.

Presidents normally do not openly campaign for their successors. She spoke at a Kadima party caucus, prior to a speech by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert supporting Peres, who is speaking at this moment.
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