Wednesday, May 24th | 28 Iyyar 5777

Close

Be in the know!

Get our exclusive daily news briefing.

Subscribe
January 1, 2015 11:18 am

Netanyahu Praises ‘Balanced and Responsible’ Likud List

avatar by JNS.org

Email a copy of "Netanyahu Praises ‘Balanced and Responsible’ Likud List" to a friend

Likud members overwhelmingly voted for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to continue leading the party. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been voted in as head of the ruling Likud party, overcoming his first hurdle toward winning a fourth term in office in the upcoming March general elections, results of a party primary issued Thursday showed.

“Likud chose an amazing list,” Netanyahu said in a press conference following his victory. “Contrary to early forecasts, the members of Likud chose a balanced, responsible list that will help me continue governing the country responsibly, with security and success. That is the true spirit of the Likud Party,” Netanyahu said.

The votes, cast by approximately 55 percent of the 96,000 registered Likud members at 115 polling stations around the country, were counted by hand.

Related coverage

May 24, 2017 2:54 pm
0

Church of Scotland’s Rejection of BDS and Criticism of Hamas Draws Cautious Welcome From Country’s Jews

Scottish Jews have cautiously welcomed the Church of Scotland's decision at its annual General Assembly to reject the BDS campaign...

MK Danny Danon, who vied for the leadership of the party against Netanyahu but lost, conceded defeat about an hour after the vote ended. Ultimately, Netanyahu won 75 percent of the vote while Danon garnered only 19 percent.

According to early results, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and Interior Minister Gilad Erdan were neck and neck, more or less equally likely to secure the top spot on the Knesset list after the prime minister, followed by Gilad Erdan, Yisrael Katz, Miri Regev and Silvan Shalom.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, Coalition Chairman Zeev Elkin, Yariv Levin and Tzahi Hanegbi rounded out the likely top ten.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter Email This Article

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner
  • victoria brandeis

    THIS IS A WONDERFUL GIFT FOR 2015,, I/2 YEAR INTO THE LIVES OF ALL JEWS…..YEA!,,,,,,WE ARE LOVED SO.

Algemeiner.com