Netanyahu vows to run in next election, boost Likud

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared for the first time Wednesday that he intends to run for an unprecedented fifth term in the next general election, promising to lead the Likud to 40 seats.

In a meeting of his party’s faction, Netanyahu called upon Likud MKs to maintain the current system of electing its candidates for the Knesset.

The Likud central committee will meet in three weeks to decide whether to change the system in which MKs currently are elected by the wider party membership of some 70,000 people. There are some in the Likud who want only the 3,000 member Likud central committee members to vote for MKs.


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