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1957 Israeli presidential election

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An election for President of Israel was held in the Knesset on 28 October 1957 following the end of Yitzhak Ben-Zvi's five-year term in office. Ben-Zvi stood again, and it was suggested that Yosef-Yoel Rivlin (father of Reuven Rivlin) would run against him as a representative of Herut.[1] However, in the end Rivlin did not participate in the election.

1957 Israeli presidential election

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  Yitzhak Ben-Zvi.jpg
Nominee Yitzhak Ben-Zvi
Party Mapai
Electoral vote 76

President before election

Yitzhak Ben-Zvi

Elected President

Yitzhak Ben-Zvi

Although Ben-Zvi was the only candidate, a vote was still held. He was re-elected with 76 of the 94 ballots cast; the other 18 votes were blank ballots. 26 Knesset members did not vote.

Ben-Zvi's second term began on the day of the election.


Candidate Votes
Yitzhak Ben-Zvi 76
Blank ballots 18
Total 94


  1. ^ Man of the people Haaretz, 19 April 2007

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