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Israel’s Peres urged to seek prime minister post

JERUSALEM — The dim prospects for Israel’s dovish opposition in upcoming elections are raising speculation that 89-year-old President Shimon Peres may make one last run to be prime minister.

Peres is under pressure from political allies to seek the premiership, according to officials in his office. For now, they say, he has no plans to step down from his largely low-key, ceremonial post.

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