Danny Danon
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Former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon has been elected as chairman of the World Likud Sunday.

Eighty-one percent of eligible voting members turned out for the election Sunday, with Danon receiving 94.2% of the vote, easily defeating MK and coalition chairman Miki Zohar, who received just 5.1% of the vote.

“The World Likud congratulates the chairman-elect, Danny Danon, wishing him success in his new position,” the World Likud said in a statement Sunday night.

Following his victory, Danon released the following statement: "I will continue to dutifully serve the people of Israel and the Likud in Israel and around the world."

"After five years serving as Israel's representative in the United Nations, I thank my supporters in Israel and around the world who have put their faith in me."

"I view my position as chairman of the World Likud with great importance, and I will proudly serve the Likud movement and the State of Israel faithfully and with dedication."