Israeli presidential election, 1983

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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.


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