Who is Feiglin? Is he a commie or something?
What does this mean?
There are no districts. Voters vote only for a party. Every party gets seats in the Knesset (Parliament) based on the percentage of the vote. (The Knesset has 120 members; if a party gets 10% of the vote, they get 12 seats.)
Before the election, each party publishes a list of their candidates, in numerical order. If a party wins ten seats, the first ten names on their list are elected.
In this instance, if a candidate is 24th on the Likud slate, they will not be elected unless Likud wins at least 20% of the vote.
In December 2005, Feiglin ran for Likud chairman and won 12.5% of the votes. He came in third out of seven candidates, after Benjamin Netanyahu and Silvan Shalom. He attempted to run for a slot on the party’s Knesset list, but encountered severe opposition from Netanyahu, who delayed party elections and advocated making changes to its charter to bar “anyone who has served three or more months in prison” from running as a Likud MK. This would have prevented Feiglin, who served a six-month sentence in the mid-90s for civil disobedience, from running for either an MK or leadership position in the future. Feiglin withdrew from the race on January 3, 2006, following the release of a statement from the Likud party election chairman declaring, in agreement with a prior decision by the Israeli High Court, that Feiglin’s conviction was not for “dishonorable” violations of the law, allowing him to participate in future Likud affairs.
In the August 14, 2007 primaries, Feiglin nearly doubled his previous showing and received 23.4 percent of the votes to Netanyahu’s 72.8 percent. Netanyahu, fearing a strong showing by Feiglin, tried to have him ousted from the party prior to the vote, and has said he will continue such efforts. On December 10, 2008 Feiglin was voted to the 20th place in Likud primaries. On December 11, following a petition submitted against him by Ophir Ekonis, he was demoted to the 36th spot.
Moshe Feiglin ran against Netanyahu for the 2012 Likud leadership election held on January 31 and again received 23% of the vote
wow. Is that true??
You took the word right out of my mouth!