Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
spoke Tuesday in Tel Aviv, asking registered Likud members to exercise
their right to vote before polls close.
Netanyahu is facing a leadership challenge by rival Moshe Feiglin. The Netanyahu camp is concerned that a low voter turnout (as of 4:30 p.m., only 20 percent of eligible voters had cast their ballot) could give an artificial advantage to Feiglin.
More than 150 polling stations will remain
open nationwide until 10 p.m.