Likud central committee unlikely to change electoral system
By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
June 12, 2015 07:11
Some 3,600 members of the Likud central committee are to be eligible to vote at 10 polling stations across the country Sunday on a proposal to change how Israel’s ruling party elects its Knesset members.
The central committee members would decide whether to keep the current system by which MKs are chosen by the 100,000 Likud members, give themselves the exclusive right to choose the MKs or adopt a compromise proposal by which Likud members would select the party’s top candidates and the central committee would pick candidates further down the list in slots reserved for new candidates from specific regions.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strongly backs the current system. His point of view has been given a boost by the negative press surrounding the MK Oren Hazan scandal.