Bennett wins sweeping victory in HaBayit Hayehudi primary elections

The sitting chairman won 80.3% of the votes. In his acceptance speech, he thanked his supporters for bringing him "one step closer towards leading the country."
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Education Minister and HaBayit Hayehudi chairman Naftali Bennett has won the party's primary elections Thursday, receieving 80.3% of the votes.

"I want to thank the voters for giving me the privilege to lead the party toward the next general election," Bennett said in his acceptance speech. "The revolution will continue thanks to you."

Bennett added that his reinstatement as the leader is the first step towards "reaching the country's leadership."

Bennett's opponents, Yonatan Branski and Rabbi Itzhak Zaga, have both accepted the primary results. "We're living in a democracy and I respect the majority's decision," Branski said. "I will continue to represent the views I believe in and the people who support me."

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