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  6/10/2014, Sivan 12, 5774

After Dirty Campaign, Rivlin Promises to Rebuild Public Trust

srael's President-elect Reuven "Ruby" Rivlin has promised to be "a man of the people, and pledged to "rehabilitate" the presidency, after what observers have branded the dirtiest presidential race in Israel's history.

Rivlin, who was elected as Israel's 10th president in a second round of voting in the Knesset Tuesday, admitted that he would need to work hard to rebuild the public's trust after a campaign marred by alleged dirty tactics and controversies over corruption.