An indirect election took place on 13 June 2007. In the first round, the 120 members of the Knesset voted as follows:
|Shimon Peres (Kadima)||58|
|Reuven Rivlin (Likud)||37|
|Colette Avital (Labor)||21|
In the second round, Rivlin and Avital dropped out and the vote for Peres was 86 votes for and 23 votes against. He was therefore elected President.