Likud activists loyal to former foreign minister David Levy have started speaking to MKs to persuade them to support his candidacy for president.
MKs in Likud and Yisrael Beytenu have been asked to sign a document that would let him be a candidate in the race that is expected to be held in June.
Walla News reported that Levy was leaning toward running. Likud MK Tzipi Hotovely said her faction should decide on a candidate. "Having three candidates on the Right would lead to the election of a left-wing president and we cannot let that happen," she said.