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Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (archive)

Prime Minister Netanyahu is finding out that there is significant opposition to his plans to run the Likud on a joint list together with Yisrael Beiteinu in the upcoming elections.

Following a petition signed by 400 Likud central committee members, and as per Likud rules, the Likud will now be required to hold a secret ballot among all the central committee members to see if they approve of the joint list proposition.

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In surveys taken of Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu members, the majority claimed to support running as a joint list.

But opponents of the joint list are hoping that in a secret ballot, the results will go against Netanyahu. One Central Committee Member told JewishPress.com that this merger “strips internal democracy from the Likud.”

The secret ballot may be held on Monday.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. I don't understand Israeli politics. A "Likud Central Committee" would have this kind of power? I thought the only party "Central Committee" that could overturn a head of government's political decision was the one for the Communist Party in the old Soviet Union!

  2. No, it makes sense. He has to run as a representative of his party, or he has to run independently by forming a new party. Party rules can control party decisions, especially in a country whose election laws are not part of a constitution.

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