Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon beat Foreign Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for control of the right-wing Likud Party on Thursday, television projections showed Thursday night.
Projections on Israel TV showed Sharon with 61 percent of the vote, compared to 37 percent for Netanyahu. Two other television projections showed similar results.
Sharon will now face the Labor Party's Amram Mitzna, a former general, in Jan. 28 general elections, which polls predict Likud will win because of the Israeli public's shift to the right following two years of Israeli-Palestinian fighting. (Albawaba.com)
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