Minister Limor Livnat demands Likud cancel primary

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February 27, 2013 17:53




Likud must cancel the primary system, which gives interest groups - specifically settlers - disproportionate power, Culture and Sport Minister Limor Livnat wrote in a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday.

"There is no doubt that the primary system, which I clearly supported in the past, and was meant to let the broader public participate in the democratic process, turned into totally undemocratic, and twists what voters want," Livnat wrote.

Earlier this month, Netanyahu told close allies that he would like to replace the Likud primary system with a selection committee, because, he said, people who do not vote for the Likud determine its list for the Knesset, and that pressure groups have nearly taken over the party.

Livnat, who reached 18th place in the Likud primary and is 27th on the Likud Beytenu list, pointed out on Wednesday that 2800 Likud members were also members of the Bayit Yehudi, and 458 of them voted in the Likud primary in November.


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