Report: Netanyahu's wish to hold flash primaries faces resistance from within party

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Report: Netanyahu's wish to hold flash primaries faces resistance from within party
PM reportedly wants flash primaries to catch political opponents unprepared to run against him. Senior Likud officials oppose the idea.
Arutz Sheva Staff , Jun 13 , 2021
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Senior Likud members are preparing to fight an initiative sought by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to hold flash primaries for the party leadership. According to a report this morning, Sunday, in Yediot Aharonot, senior party officials have already announced that they will oppose the idea promoted by Netanyahu, which is intended to catch his opponents unprepared. Some senior officials said in closed-door talks that they refused the move on the grounds that it was "undemocratic" and contrary to the Likud constitution. Opponents of the initiative include the chairman of the Likud Center, MK Haim Katz, the chairman of the Likud secretariat, Minister Israel Katz, and the outgoing Minister of Health, Yuli Edelstein, and MK Nir Barkat, who declared his opposition to the primaries at the large conference on Thursday. Both he and Edelstein are considering running against Netanyahu themselves.

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