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        1/31/2014, Shevat 30, 5774

      Poll: Public for Cooling-Off Period before Presidency

      Most Israeli citizens (52 percent) are in favor of a law that would require ministers and members of Knesset to take a three-year break after leaving office before running for the largely-ceremonial office of president, according to a survey published in Friday's Ma'ariv. Thirty-seven percent opposed such a bill.

      According to the poll, the public believes that Nobel laureate Dan Schechtman and former Knesset speaker Reuven Rivlin are the most suitable candidates to succeed Shim'on Peres.