Israel swears in new president Isaac Herzog

Jerusalem, Jul 7 (EFE).- Isaac Herzog, former head of the Labour Party from 2013 to 2018, was sworn in as president of Israel Wednesday.

Herzog promised to become a unity president to resolve the country’s polarized political climate during his inauguration at the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament.

Herzog was elected in early June with the support of 87 members of the 120-seat parliament, overtaking a second candidate, Miriam Peretz.

He will replace Likud’s Reuven Rivlin, who had been serving as president since 2014.

The Israeli government is currently formed by a wide coalition chaired by far-right leader Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, which ousted Benjamin Netanyahu after 12 years in charge. EFE


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