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  6/8/2014, Sivan 10, 5774

Knesset Speaker: Presidential Election Still Tuesday


Knesset Speaker Yoel-Yuli Edelstein decided, Sunday, that Israel's parliament will vote on the successor for President Shim'on Peres on Tuesday, as originally scheduled. The decision followed consultations with Knesset Legal Advisor Eyal Ynon and others.

Edelstein said, before the discussions, that many Knesset members and jurists had contacted him during the previous 24 hours with suggestions, including postponing the vote, in the wake of news that candidate Binyamin Ben-Eliezer was questioned over donations.

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