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Netanyahu wins Likud party's leadership race
Netanyahu wins Likud party's leadership race

Jerusalem, Dec 27 (TIWN) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emerged victorious in Likud party's leadership primary election, fending off a veteran contender that challenged his long-time rule of Israel's governing party.

Netanyahu declared victory soon after midnight Thursday-Friday, as the count was underway, while Sa’ar conceded an hour later. As the final results were announced, Sa’ar called Netanyahu to congratulate him.

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