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FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Former centre-left politician Herzog elected Israel’s president” – below is their description.
“Israel’s #parliament on Wednesday elected former centre-left politician #IsaacHerzog as the country’s #president, a role that is largely ceremonial but also meant to promote unity among ethnic and religious groups. Herzog beat rival candidate Miriam Peretz, an educator and mother of two Israeli infantry officers killed in battle, by a vote of 87 lawmakers to 26. He will assume the presidency next month, replacing “ReuvenRivlin, who is ending his seven-year term. ABC News’s Jordana Miller tells us more.FRANCE 24 English YouTube Channel
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