According to a Channel 2 TV News report, there are 3,478 names appearing on the rosters of both the Likud and Kadima parties, a reality they intimate may be orchestrated by Likud leader Binyamin Netanyahu, who they feel may be trying to assist his Kadima colleague Shaul Mofaz in his bid for the party leadership against Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.
Such a move would make Kadima a more likely coalition partner with Likud, and less of a threat, since polls show Kadima with Mofaz at the helm would earn less Knesset seats than if headed by Livni.
Finding registered voters on two rosters is not a rare occurrence, but the report adds in the last election, there were 400 voters appearing on both parties’ lists. Now, that number has increased almost nine fold.
The report concludes that while many Likud voters have canceled their membership, the party continues to bill them and their name appears as a registered member of Likud.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)