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Netanyahu wins party leadership

August 15, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

Benjamin Netanyahu easily defeated a radical Jewish settler in the race to lead Israel's hard-line Likud, a party official said, boosting his ambitions to reclaim the post of prime minister. Recent polls have crowned Netanyahu as the front-runner to become Israel's next leader.

With more than 80% of the primary votes tallied, Netanyahu had 73% to Moshe Feiglin's 22%. World Likud Party Chairman Danny Danon trailed with 4%.

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