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Presidential vote set to begin at 11 a.m.

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

Israel’s 120 members of Knesset are set to choose between Isaac Herzog and Miriam Peretz for the country’s next president, with voting set to begin at 11 a.m.

MKs will vote one by one from behind a partition, in one of the few Knesset votes that is not public.

To win the presidency outright, a candidate must receive 61 votes, a full Knesset majority. If the leading candidate fails to get 61 votes, a second vote will be held half an hour later in which a simple plurality of votes is needed to secure the presidency.

The entire process is expected to take one to two hours.

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