MK Rivlin and MK Sheetrit.
(photo credit: GPO)
Likud MK Reuven Rivlin will be the tenth president of Israel after he scored a victory over Hatnua MK Meir Sheetrit in the second round of voting at the Knesset on Tuesday.
Rivlin received 63 votes in the second round, while Sheetrit received 53 votes.
Rivlin, who won out in a field of five presidential candidates, will replace President Shimon Peres in the position when the 90-year-old steps down on July 27 when his seven year term comes to a close.
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