Israel’s Netanyahu wins Likud party primary

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) casts his ballot for the Likud primary at a polling station in Jerusalem December 31, 2014. (Reuters)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won the backing of his hard-line Likud party in its primary and will lead it into general elections this March, Israeli media reported Thursday.

With about 20 percent of the ballots cast Wednesday counted, Israeli media said Netanyahu had won the support of about 75 percent of electors, giving him an unassailable lead over challenger Danny Danon, a former deputy defense minister.
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