I've been trying to understand the exact mechanics of how primary elections in Likud party in Israel work. So far I'm on page 3 of Google search and nothing has a meaningful explanation, only details of votes of this or that specific election, or critique of primary system without actually explaining it.
So I'm looking for a good explanation of how a primary election in Israel (specifically Likud) works.
My understanding is that the ultimate result is an ordered list of party functionaries, with top N members getting Knesset positions as per general-election party seat allocation.
What i'm interested in is,
whether this is correct
and more importantly, what exactly is the mechanics of how that ultimate ordered list result is obtained. STV?
Sub-question: are there special rules for PM? E.g. does Netaniyahu have to win the primaries and be #1 on the list to become the person that the President asks to form the government, should his party win a special election?