Michael Puah, former advisor to former communications and welfare minister Moshe Kachlon, announced, Sunday, that he was running for head of the Likud central committee. Puah is thought of as a strong man in the committee and at its branches throughout the country. He was even able to judicially impose elections to the party convention and its institutions on the party chief, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
All those who have declared their candidacy until now have been regarded as associates of Netanyahu but during a Sunday meeting in Jerusalem in the presence of many activists in the field, Puah decided to respond to a request to appoint an independent chairman of the central committee by running for the position himself. He believes that, as of today, his chances of winning are very high.