New Likud membership drive could choose Netanyahu successor


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New Likud membership drive could choose Netanyahu successor
Sa'ar denies working to lower the threshold.
JULY 21, 2021

Former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party initiated a one-month membership drive on Wednesday that could be instrumental in deciding the party’s next leader. According to Likud bylaws, members have to pay the monthly NIS 64 membership dues by standing order in the bank for 16 months in order to be able to vote in party primaries. The next Likud leadership race could end up being held after that. MKs who see themselves as future Likud leadership contenders intend to sign up thousands of members. MK Nir Barkat, for instance, has already been signing up members en masse at the very large political rallies he has sponsored. In a video posted on the Likud’s social media accounts, Netanyahu called upon people to join the party in the drive, which is the first the party has held in nearly 10 years.