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  5/18/2014, Iyar 18, 5774

Presidential Election Date to be Declared on Monday


Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein has scheduled a consultation with his deputies for Monday, after which he will declare a tentative date for the Knesset to vote on a successor for President Shim'on Peres.

The date is expected to be in June. There have been reports that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is seeking to delay the election and change the rules to block former Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin from being elected.