Likud Votes on Party’s Future


Likud party central committee members went to the polls on Sunday to decide how their party’s candidates for Knesset will be chosen in the future.

The 3,700 members were given three options: to continue the current system whereby all 100,000 Likud members vote on the list; take that power for themselves; or a compromise endorsed by Likud chairman Netanyahu which calls for all the members to vote on the party’s top candidates, but allowing the central committee to pick candidates further down the list in slots reserved for new candidates from regions.

Polling stations were open until 10 p.m., and results were not expected until Monday.

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