Herzog defeated Miriam Peretz in an 87 to 27 vote, the widest margin in Israeli history.
Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog will be the 11th president of the State of Israel after he received 87 votes from MKs in a secret ballot vote in the Knesset plenum.
Herzog’s opponent, Israel Prize-winning educator Miriam Peretz, received 27 votes and three MKs abstained. Had she been elected, Peretz would have become Israel’s first woman president.
BY GIL HOFMAN from The Jerusalem Post