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  7/22/2012, Av 3, 5772

Turpitude Clause Could Keep Hanegbi Out of Likud


If Tzachi Hanegbi is to return to the Likud party, the party's administration and internal court are expected to have to deal with the "moral turpitude" label a court assigned to his perjury conviction almost two years ago. Hanegbi was reported, Sunday, to be leading a group of at least seven Knesset members from Kadima to Likud. It was further reported that he would replace Matan Vilnai as Minister of Homefront Affairs.

According to Article 21 of the Likud bylaws, someone found guilty of an offense involving moral turpitude will not be a member of the party. The party disqualified a candidate for leadership of one of its branches, last week, on those grounds.