Likud

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Likud
Likud Logo.png
Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu
Parliamentary leader
Founded 1988
Headquarters
Political ideology Conservatism
Political position Center-right
International affiliation
Color(s) blue
Website likud.org.il

Likud (meaning 'Union' or 'Consolidation') is Israel's center-right wing political party. Its platform is free-market economy and strong national defense. Its current leader is Benjamin Netanyahu.

Likud (officially the Likud–National Liberal Movement) was formed by the merger in 1988 of a number of parties that had previously formed an alliance in 1973:

  • Gahal - itself an alliance of:
    • Herut - Israel's main centre-right party before Likud
    • The Liberal Party
  • Free Centre
  • National List
  • Movement for Greater Israel

The party came into national prominence in 1977 with a stunning upset over left-wing parties that had dominated Israeli politics up to that point, it was the first time that a right-wing political party had ever been able to form the ruling coalition in the Knesset. Since then Likud has formed or been part of the ruling coalition in nine of the 12 Knessets.

A member of the party is often called a Likudnik.

External links

  • Likud - Official Likud Site (English)