JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Likud get together has handed a movement in help of Benjamin Netanyahu as its sole candidate for prime minister, however solely a small fraction of the get together’s members turned out for the vote.
The Likud get together’s Central Committee convened Thursday to vote on a decision asserting that it might solely be a part of a authorities headed by Netanyahu. The get together’s Fb web page stated roughly 500 of the committee’s almost 4,000 members “unanimously” voted in favor.
The decision aimed to stop any of Netanyahu’s Likud get together rivals from forming a authorities with out the long-serving chief as prime minister within the occasion Netanyahu fails.
Netanyahu and his allies didn’t reach securing an outright majority in September’s repeat parliamentary elections. The prime minister is determined to remain in workplace to fend off potential indictment on corruption costs.