Israel MPs elect Reuven Rivlin as president

June 10, 2014 1:32 PM

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Israel MPs elect Reuven Rivlin as president

The Israeli parliament has elected veteran Likud lawmaker Reuven Rivlin as the country's next president.

Mr Rivlin, a former parliamentary speaker and Cabinet minister, defeated long-time legislator Meir Sheetrit, by 63 to 53 in a secret runoff ballot.

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