The Likud will not abandon its system of selecting its Knesset members among the 100,000 party members, Likud Chairman Binyamin Netanyhu said at a meeting of the party's secretariat in Tel Aviv on Thursday evening.
Netanyahu denied reports that he would try to reserve half the realistic slots of the Likud list for well known public figures.
"The primaries system will stay with a few notable exeptions," Netanyahu said in a statement interpreted by his associates to mean that he would ask his party's institutions to allow him to select a few Knesset candidates but not more.
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