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Shamir and Peres to Go Face to Face in Tv Debate

Premier Yitzhak Shamir and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, the two candidates for prime minister, will meet face to face in a television debate on Oct. 23, nine days before the Knesset election.

Nissim Mishal, Israel Television’s Washington correspondent, has been named moderator, but he must be confirmed by the chairman of the Israel Broadcast Authority, Uri Porath, and by Justice Eliezer Goldberg, chairman of the Central Election Committee.

The debate will last 30 minutes. A drawing will decide which candidate answers the first and last questions. It is still undecided whether the candidates will get the questions in advance.