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Isaac Herzog elected as Israel's 11th president

Isaac Herzog was elected today as the 11th President of Israel, winning more than two thirds of the votes in Israel's parliament, the Knesset.

Why it matters: The President of Israel gives would-be prime ministers the mandate to form a new government, highly important during the ongoing political crisis in Israel, and can also offer pardons — which could become relevant with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on trial for corruption.

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