The Likud party court ruled, Monday, that the party's central committee, and not its election committee should determine the convening of the party's nominating convention. The ruling represents a victory for Michael Eitan in his campaign against Prime Minister and party chairman Binyamin Netanyahu for chairmanship of the central committee. The court also ruled that elections for the convention's presidium and its chairman will be among the first meetings of the convention and will determine the agenda, including the timetable for filling other party posts and institutions.
Eitan called on the central committee to convene immediately after the Passover holiday to determine the date of the convention. Commenting on the ruling, the parliamentary expert said, "With the decision, the court proved that the superiority of the Likud constitution is its guiding light and that even movement chairman Binyamin Netanyahu must comply and act accordingly."