Former Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog became Israel’s eleventh President on Wednesday, after he was elected in die Knesset had been elected when he faced his opponents Benjamin Netanyahu Time to form a government coalition to overthrow the Prime Minister.
Herzog received 87 votes in the Knesset, while its rival Miriam Peretz received 26 votes. He kicks die Successor to incumbent President Reuven Rivlin, who was elected in 2014.
He also said in a televised speech after die Results announced: “I will be a president for everyone and I will build bridges between different parts of our society,” said Agence France-Presse.
It is noteworthy that the office of President in Israel is volunteering while die Executive power in in the hands of the Prime Minister. But after the personal parliamentary elections, the president nominates die Task to form a government coalition.
For his part, the Prime Minister congratulated them Benjamin Netanyahu His former rival Duke for his election wished him “great success on behalf of all Israelis”.
It is noteworthy that Herzog is the son of former Israeli President Chaim Herzog, who held the office from 1983 to 1993.
Netanyahu’s opponents and the race for die time
In addition die Duke’s election while Netanyahu’s opponent against die Time struggling to overcome obstacles with the aim of forming a government of “change” and ending Netanyahu’s twelve-year non-stop era.
And centrist Yair Lapid has until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday to die Gather support from 61 Knesset members.
In the event that the anti-Netanyahu camp cannot form a government, 61 MKs can ask the President of Israel to appoint a Knesset member. The second scenario, the die Voters fear, calls for new elections, die die fifth in will be a little over two years.
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