Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres will be the Labor Party’s candidate for president. A former tourism minister, Moshe Katsav, will be the Likud Party’s candidate. The current president, Ezer Weizman, announced this week that he will resign in July, three years before his second five-year term ends. Knesset Speaker Avraham Burg said the Knesset will vote by secret ballot on July 31.
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