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  Iyar 26, 5774 , 26/05/14

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.”

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