Israeli presidential election, 1973

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Israeli presidential election, 1973
← 1968 10 April 1973 1978 →
Nominee Ephraim Katzir Ephraim Urbach
Party Alignment Independent
Popular vote 66 41

president before election

Zalman Shazar

Elected president

Ephraim Katzir

Elections for the President of Israel were held in the Knesset on 10 April 1973.[1] Ephraim Katzir was elected to the position in a secret ballot. Katzir's first term began on the day of the election. It would be characterized by the Yom Kippur War that took place later in that year. He would hold this position until 1978, when Yitzhak Navon would be elected as the new President.


Candidate Votes
Ephraim Katzir 66
Ephraim Urbach 41
Blank ballots 9
Total 116