Right-winger Reuven Rivlin elected Israel's president

June 10, 2014 3:02 PM

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Right-winger Reuven Rivlin elected Israel's president

* Rivlin to succeed dovish Shimon Peres in July * Presidential race marred by scandal, intrigue

Reuven Rivlin, a right-wing legislator opposed to the creation of a Palestinian state, was elected Israel's president on Tuesday and will replace the dovish Shimon Peres in the largely ceremonial post.

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