Presidential Visions

The leading candidates in the election presented to ‘The Jerusalem Post’ their vision of what the President’s Office will be like under their leadership.

On Tuesday, 120 MKs will elect Israel’s 10th president out of six candidates: MK Reuven Rivlin (Likud), MK Binyamin Ben-Eliezer (Labor), MK Meir Sheetrit (Hatnua), Dalia Itzik, Dan Shechtman and Dalia Dorner.

Anything could happen, since the vote is by private ballot and many lawmakers are keeping mum about their plans.

There will most likely be two rounds to the election, because the unusually high number of candidates will make it difficult for anyone to get a majority. The second round will pit the two candidates with the most votes against each other.

Rivlin is expected to reach the second round easily and Ben-Eliezer and Itzik are seen as front-runners to face him. At that point, the result will remain to be seen.

The leading candidates this week presented to The Jerusalem Post their vision of what the President’s Office will be like under their leadership. Continue reading

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