Likud’s Sa’ar calls for leadership primaries, declares bid to unseat Netanyahu

Times of Israel | Nov 21, 2019 at 1:32 PM
  • Likud MK Gideon Saar said Thursday that he will demand a Likud leadership race in the event that Israel goes to a third round of elections, arguing that he will be able to succeed where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed and build a government to unite the country.
  • The last leadership primary was held in 2014, however, when Netanyahu won 75 percent of a vote in the party’s Central Committee, to (then MK, now Israeli ambassador to the UN) Danny Danon’s 19%.
  • With the exception of the prime minister, Israeli law requires public officials to resign if charged with a crime.