Israel Presidential elections were held on Wednesday in which veteran leader Isaac Herzog won and became the country’s 11th president. In these elections, 120 MPs in the country’s parliament, the Knesset, voted to elect the new President. Academician Miriam Peretz stood in front of Isaac in the race for the presidency. Herzog (60) is a former chairman of the Labor Party of Israel and leader of the opposition.
He had earlier stood against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the 2013 parliamentary election but
Herzog’s seven-year term will begin on July 9. Current President Reuven Rivlin is due to step down next month. On Wednesday, opponents of Prime Minister Netanyahu are trying to form a coalition government to end his 12-year rule. Netanyahu is Israel’s longest-serving prime minister.