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1983 Israeli presidential election

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Elections for the President of Israel were held in the Knesset on 22 March 1983.[1] Yitzhak Navon, who was elected in 1978, turned down the opportunity to run for a second term of office. Chaim Herzog was elected by the Knesset to serve as the sixth President of Israel, by a vote of 61 to 57, against Menachem Elon, the candidate of the right and the government coalition. Herzog's term began on 5 May. He would hold this position until 1993, when Ezer Weizman was elected President.

1983 Israeli presidential election

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  Chaim-herzog.jpg Menachem Elon.JPG
Nominee Chaim Herzog Menachem Elon
Party Alignment Independent
Electoral vote 61 57

President before election

Yitzhak Navon

Elected President

Chaim Herzog


Candidate Votes
Chaim Herzog 61
Menachem Elon 57
Blank ballots 2
Total 120