Polling stations close as results of Likud leadership race are expected

December 31, 2014 22:18


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Only slightly more than half the Likud's  96,651 members cast ballots Wednesday in a race for the party leadership and its Knesset slated for the March 17 election.

Those who did vote complained about long lines at the polling station at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds. Voting there was temporarily halted due to fighting that broke out among the people in line. Policemen temporarily evacuated the site after voters burst into the site and interrupted the voting.

Results of the race for Likud leader between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and MK Danny Danon are expected overnight. Likud officials said results for the rest of the party's Knesset slate might not be ready until Friday.

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