The election of the new president of Israel will be held on June 2 in the Knesset), the legislative body reported.
Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin has ruled that elections for the next president of Israel will be held on Wednesday, June 2.
The presidential elections will be held by secret ballot at the plenum of the Knesset, the statement reads. Submission of applications for participation in the elections as a candidate is possible until May 19.
A presidential candidate can only be nominated by a group of at least 10 current parliamentarians. The head of state is elected by secret ballot in the Knesset; in order to win, the applicant must receive a simple majority of votes. There are 120 deputies in parliament in total.