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  כסלו 1, 5774 , 04/11/13

Initiative to Give Peres Another Term

Two senior officials from separate political parties have said that the President’s office has put out feelers to them about introducing legislation to allow Shimon Peres to be eligible for another term, according to a report by Channel 2.

Peres’ office has denied this, saying that the opposite was true…the officials had approached him, that he is due to leave his position in July, 2014, and that “anything else that is publicized has no connection to reality.”

President Peres is expected to resign his tenure from office in July, at the end of a seven-year term. Elections for a successor are held 30-90 days before the term ends, and are held in secret.

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