Avital collects 10 MKs' signatures for candidacy

MK Colette Avital of Labor has collected signatures of 10 other Knesset members who support her candidacy as Israel's president, sources said Wednesday afternoon. Avital needed 10 signatures in order to qualify as a presidential candidate. Among those who support her candidacy are three faction leaders: Gil Pensioners faction chairman Moshe Sharoni, Meretz faction chairwoman Zahava Gal-On and Labor faction chairman Yoram Marciano.