Sources close to MK Danny Danon say he wants to prevent Ehud Barak
from getting a spot on party list
Deputy Speaker of the Knesset Danny Danon will reportedly challenge
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for leadership of the Likud Party
central committee when it convenes Sunday night.
Sources close to Danon said his goal in challenging Netanyahu is to
ensure that Defense Minister Ehud Barak, of the Independence
(Atzma’ut) party, will not receive a slot on the Likud’s party list.
If Barak switched parties ahead of September’s anticipated early
elections, and if he were given a spot high enough on the list to
allow him to remain in the Knesset, a current member of Likud would
presumably be pushed off the list and out of the legislature.