Netanyahu Declares Victory In Likud Party Primary

France 24 reports:

Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared victory in a leadership primary in his right-wing Likud party Friday, ensuring he will lead it into March elections. “A huge win! Thank you to Likud members for their trust, support and love,” Netanyahu tweeted.

Initial results showed Netanyahu comfortably beating rival Gideon Saar, though a final tally was expected to take several hours. “I will lead Likud to a big victory in the upcoming elections and we will continue to lead the State of Israel to unprecedented achievements,” Netanyahu added.