Israel: Binyamin Netanyahu wins Likud primaries

Former Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during a speech in front of the Knesset, June 30, 2022. © Ariel Schalit/AP

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Israel will live its fifth legislative elections in less than three years in 81 days.

The Likud has organized primaries and Benyamin Netanyahu is the big winner of this internal consultation.


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With our correspondent in Jerusalem,

Michel Paul

It is the victory of the clan of "bibists", the pro-Netanyahu within his party, the Likud.

Turnout was high in the heat of August and 58%, or some 80,000 party members, chose a Likud electoral list that mirrors its leader.

The absolute master

For lack of rivals, the presidency of Benyamin Netanyahu was not called into play. There are six loyalists in the “top ten” of the list.

Lots of young people, mostly unknown.

Several former major party figures have been relegated to the bottom of the list, some with little chance of being elected on November 1, 2022. Commentators point out: neither his trial for corruption and breach of trust, nor his crossing of the political desert since a year did not question his



Benyamin Netanyahu remains the absolute master of Likud.

One man's party

The Likud has become a one-man party, a “Bibistan”, proclaim its detractors.

But according to this weekend's polls, the situation remains unchanged.

The two major political blocs find themselves back to back without the possibility of forming a viable coalition.

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