With one-candidate vote, Netanyahu seeks to stand alone

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem on January 10, 2016Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has found himself in a bitter election fight to decide the leader of his party — even though he is the only candidate. Netanyahu has pushed for an early primary vote for his Likud party, less than a year after general elections, in what analysts say is a manoeuvre to clear out potential rivals. “He made sure that he is the only candidate,” said Gayil Talshir, a political scientist at Hebrew University.

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