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Netanyahu opens voting for president

Raoul Wootliff is the The Times of Israel's political correspondent.

The presidential vote gets underway at the Knesset, June 2, 2021. (Tal Schneider/Times of Israel)
The presidential vote gets underway at the Knesset, June 2, 2021. (Tal Schneider/Times of Israel)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu casts the first vote in the presidential election between Isaac Herzog and Miriam Peretz.

Netanyahu leaves the plenum immediately after voting behind a specially placed partition for secrecy.

The rest of the MKs are invited to vote one by one, according to alphabetical order.

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