PM backs down from Likud constitution-change vote

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has backed down for the time being from his proposal to change the Likud constitution.
Thecentral committee had been set to convene at the Tel Aviv Fairgroundson Wednesday night to debate Netanyahu’s plan to delay the election ofa new committee by two years, and central committee members were thendue to vote at polling stations Thursday.
But the prime ministersaid Tuesday night that he had decided to wait for an appeal to theSupreme Court of a Tel Aviv District Court ruling that ordered theLikud to set a date for the central committee election in Wednesday’smeeting, and that had left open the possibility that it couldinvalidate the results if Netanyahu won Thursday’s vote.
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