Likud votes to move up primary; Shalom not running

The Likud central committee voted by a large margin Thursday night in favor of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's proposal to advance the party's leadership race from mid-2013 to January 31, 2012.
Speaking to the central committee following the vote at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds, the prime minister thanked them for their support. He hinted that even though the Likud primary will be moved up, he still wants the next general election to be held on time in 2013.
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