Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Motion to bring leadership poll forward defeated

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has narrowly defeated an attempt to force him into a snap contest for the leadership of the Likud party.

A motion to bring forward a poll from April 2006, demanded by his rival Binyamin Netanyahu, was defeated in the 3,000-strong Likud Central Committee.

BBC News

Sharon battles on. Also I wouldn't mind betting that Sharon's recent airstrikes in Gaza were also helpful in reminding Likud members that he is still tough on terrorists - and that might have prevented some of his opponents over Gaza to jump ship just yet. Who knows though? - just one mans theory


At 5:13 PM, Blogger Eran said...

Actually, thanks to his victory at the Likud the Israeli Right wasn't crushed. If he was defeated than the Left would've been getting a majority forever


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