Peres hints he won't run in secret ballot race

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
October 25, 2006 23:44




Vice Premier Shimon Peres spoke about his expected run for the presidency in a meeting with the Meretz faction on Wednesday and hinted that he would not run unless the vote would be held openly and not by secret ballot. Peres told the faction that he does not want to see a repeat of the 2000 presidential election when at least four Labor MKs voted against him. A bill that would end the practice of electing the president by secret ballot is expected to reach the ministerial committee on legislation next week.


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