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Ben Zvi Slated for Re-election to Presidency Today; to Serve Third Term

Izhak Ben Zvi, President of the State of Israel for the last 10 years, was slated by Parliament here today for re-election tomorrow to a third term. The choice of the next President will be the first order of important business on the agenda of the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, which reconvened this morning after a 10-week recess.

Out of respect for Mr. Ben-Zvi, the opposition parties, which object on principle against a third term, are expected to leave their ballots blank. Thus, unopposed, Mr. Ben-Zvi is certain of re-election.

At the reopening of Parliament today, three new members were sworn in to succeed others who died since the recess was begun. Mrs. Hannah Landman and Gideon Ben-Israel, of the Mapai party, are replacing the late Dr. Giora Josephthal and Herzl Berger. To succeed to the vacancy left by the death of Hanah Rubin, of Mapam, the Knesset gave the seat to Yosef Kushnir.