Rivlin chosen as Israeli president


Israel’s parliament has chosen Reuven Rivlin, a stalwart in the ruling Likud Party, as the country’s next president. Policy makers chose the former parliament speaker and cabinet minister in a secret run-off ballot against long-time legislator Meir Sheetrit, by 63 votes to 53. Mr Rivlin faces the difficult task of succeeding Shimon Peres, a Nobel peace laureate who brought the position international prestige. The job of the presidency is largely ceremonial, but Mr Rivlin’s political views could prove tricky. He opposes the creation of a Palestinian state, putting him at odds with the international community…

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