Report: Edelstein to fill in for Peres if presidential elections postponed

May 9, 2014 14:21

Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein will take over the post of president when Shimon Peres steps down in July if presidential elections are postponed, Israel Radio quoted unnamed political sources as saying.

The likelihood that the elections will be postponed increased when investigation into the alleged sexual misconduct of Energy and Water Minister and presidential candidate Silvan Shalom was closed, Israel Radio reported.

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