Likud mulls leadership primary against hostile bid to oust Netanyahu

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is considering testing his leadership of Likud by a primary election in the coming weeks. The party issued a statement on Thursday announcing that if this step was approved, it would be for the purpose of disabusing the illusions of rival parties that a Likud revolt would end Netanyahu’s leadership. It is this illusion which is the main obstacle to negotiations for a unity government,” the statement said.
Key Kachol Lavon leaders based their election campaign on demands for Netanyahu’s ouster and their takeover of government.

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