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    TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - The Israeli parliament on Monday announced that it would hold the next presidential election on 2 June.

    "The Knesset Presidium adopted on Monday a proposal by Speaker of the Knesset MK Yariv Levin (Likud) to hold the elections for President of the State on 2 June", the parliament said in a statement.

    The statement continued that those willing to run should provide at least 10 signatures from lawmakers no later than midnight of 19 May.

    FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020 file photo, Israel's President Reuven Rivlin delivers a speech during a special meeting of the German Parliament Bundestag commemorating the victims of the Holocaust, in Berlin, Germany
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    FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020 file photo, Israel's President Reuven Rivlin delivers a speech during a special meeting of the German Parliament Bundestag commemorating the victims of the Holocaust, in Berlin, Germany

    The Israeli president is elected by the members of the parliament, known as the Knesset, for a seven-year term. The country's current president, Reuven Rivlin, 81, has occupied the office since 2014.

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