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With 10% of polling stations left to tally, Netanyahu loyalists poised to party over Likud primary results

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Likud supporters outside a Likud primary polling station in Jerusalem on August 10, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Likud supporters outside a Likud primary polling station in Jerusalem on August 10, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

With 10% of polling stations left to tally, preliminary Likud primary results indicate a list rewarding loyalists to party leader Benjamin Netanyahu, and slaps on the wrist to well-established lawmakers who have threatened his authority over the party.

Led by Netanyahu confidant Yariv Levin, the top ten feature five additional MKs considered tightly allied with the former prime minister: Eli Cohen, Amir Ohana, Yoav Kisch, Miri Regev, and Miki Zohar.

Prominent lawmakers with their own brand within Likud who were pushed down the list include Yuli Edelstein, David Bitan, Israel Katz, and Haim Katz.

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