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        2/14/2014, Adar 14, 5774

      Poll: Public Prefers to Pick President, Retain the Post

      A majority of the public believes the people - and not the Knesset - should vote for president, according to a Gal Hadash (New Wave) survey, published Friday in the Yisrael Hayom daily. The poll showed 72 percent favored a direct popular vote while only eight percent favored maintaining the status quo.

      Questioned about retaining the office in light of recent proposals to eliminate it, 63 percent were in favor.

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