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  5/12/2014, Iyar 12, 5774

Edelstein: Presidential Election Date Next Week


Knesset Speaker Yoel-Yuli Edelstein announced, Monday afternoon, that the Knesset vote on the largely-ceremonial post of president will come in the next few weeks. Speaking at the beginning of a meeting of the Knesset presidium, he said he would meet, this week, with all the announced candidates and make the announcement about the date of the vote next week.

Edelstein said the few-weeks notice was required to allow all Knesset members to prepare for the vote and assure a full house, with strict adherence to the rules.