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Likud Leader Sees Israeli Elections Next Spring

Likud leader Menachem Beigin advised the faction’s executive committee yesterday to prepare for national elections early next year. Beigin said he had it from “senior sources” that the Labor Alignment wants to hold elections next spring rather than late in 1977.

The Likud Executive decided to set up election headquarters and branches all over the country. Gen. (Res.) Ezer Weizman, who recently re-entered the political scene, has been mentioned as a possible campaign chairman. Shmuel Tamir, of Likud’s Free Center faction, proposed the immediate merger of all Likud factions in preparation for the elections but the suggestion was voted down.

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