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  5/26/2014, Iyar 26, 5774

Itzik Formally Announces Presidential Bid


Former Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik has officially announced that she will be running for president.

"After 64 years and nine male presidents, it's time for a female president," said a statement released by Itzik’s headquarters on Monday morning. "I am running in full faith that I will fulfill this role in a way which brings pride to the people of Israel. Everything I have done in my life, starting from when I was a teacher in Jerusalem, through my roles in the Knesset, the Government, the Cabinet and serving as Speaker of the Knesset - prepared me for the job.”