The Likud court on Monday canceled the Likud Central Committee's vote last week which had approved Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to hold elections for party head and for the party's Knesset list on the same day, December 31.
The court also shot down the vote to allow Netanyahu to reserve spots on the Likud list for his personal choices.
The decision came after MK Moshe Feiglin, who is challenging Netanyahu for the Likud leadership, appealed the results of last week's Likud Central Committee vote.
Likud Central Committee chairman Danny Danon said that he accepted the court's decision. "In accordance with the decision, as of today, elections for the head of the Likud and for choosing the party Knesset list will be split up, in opposition to Netanyahu's stance. The elections for party head will take place as planned on December 31. The Likud's Constitution Committee will now have to set a new date for primaries."