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  12/3/2012, Kislev 19, 5773

Likud Committee Rejects Reserved Place for Benny Begin

The Elections Committee of the Likud party rejected, Monday, a petition guarantee a Knesset seat to Minister without Portfolio Benny Begin.

The petition was initiated after Begin did not receive enough votes in last week's Likud primary to qualify for a spot on the ballot where he could reasonably expect to be re-elected. Begin reacted to the petition by saying he did not want to change the order of the ballot as selected by the party's eligible voters.