Netanyahu set to be re-elected chief of Israel's Likud

Members of Israel's opposition Likud Party went to the polls Tuesday to vote for a party leader, in a contest expected to be won by incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu.

Netanyahu set to be re-elected chief of Israel's Likud
Members of Israel's opposition Likud Party went to the polls Tuesday to vote for a party leader, in a contest expected to be won by incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu.

Netanyahu, a former prime minister, is being challenged by religious-nationalist Moshe Feigin and by party activist Danny Danon, who is virtually unknown outside Likud.

Although pundits forecast Netanyahu will retain his position, Feiglin could increase his standing within the party.

In an attempt to forestall the predicted low voter turnout, which analysts say will play into Feiglin's hands, Netanyahu decided polls would close an hour later than scheduled, at 11 pm (2000 GMT).

Initial results are expected around midnight (2100 GMT).

DPA
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