Peres: Democracies have both a prime minister and a president

President Shimon Peres hit back Monday to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's proposal to cancel the presidency saying "that it is common in democratic regimes to have both a prime minister and a president, however the Knesset would eventually have to decide its fate."


Peres also made it clear that he would not extend his term by even a single day: "I was chosen for seven years and the right thing to do is to obey the law and finish my term when it ends". (Ynetnews)