Isaac Herzog Appointed As Israel’s New President

Isaac Herzog is assigned to become Israel’s 11th president after defeating Wednesday’s election against Miriam Peretz, in a private ballot among the country’s 120 lawmakers.

Isaac “Bougie” Herzog is an Israeli politician and the Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, aso Naija reports.

A lawyer by profession, he served as the Government Secretary between 1999 and 2001 and as a member of the Knesset from 2003 to 2018.

Isaac Herzog made history on Wednesday when he became Israel’s first second-generation President-elect.

Long before he announced his candidacy, it was generally assumed that Herzog would become Israel’s eleventh president. He never made a secret of the fact that this was his ultimate ambition, although he would have preferred to be prime minister before he became president

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Herzog will succeed Reuven Rivlin as the latter’s term ends on July 9.

Eighty-seven lawmakers voted for Herzog, while 27 voted for Peretz. He will officially replace outgoing President Reuven Rivlin next month, with his seven-year term beginning on July 9.

He will also be the first Israeli president who is the son of a former president. His father Chaim Herzog was Israel’s sixth president in 1983-1993.

Herzog, currently the head of the Jewish Agency, is also a former leader of the Labor party in 2013-2017.

Herzog defeated Miriam Peretz, a social activist who overcame the loss of two of her sons in the battle to become an Israel Prize-winning educator. Peretz won only 27 votes

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