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Incumbents claim mayoral victories in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

Oct. 23, 2013 at 9:50 AM   |   Comments

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JERUSALEM, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Incumbent mayors of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv claimed victories in their municipal elections in Israel Wednesday.

In Jerusalem's hotly contested mayoral race, incumbent Nir Barkat beat his rival, Likud Beytenu Moshe Lion, 55 percent to 41 percent, The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday.

"Tonight Jerusalem won," Barkat said, pledging he "will not leave any sector" behind.

In Tel Aviv, Mayor Ron Huldai retained his position with 53 percent of Tuesday's vote, defeating Nitzan Horowitz and Aharon Meduel.

In Haifa, Mayor Yona Yahav beat opponent Yaakov Borovsky.

Be'er Sheva's incumbent Mayor Rubik Danilovitch also kept his seat, winning in a landslide with 92 percent of the vote.

Officials said Tuesday's local government elections were marked by low voter turnout across Israel. Election officials said of the 5.5 million eligible voters, 42 percent had voted about two hours before polls closed.

Topics: Nir Barkat
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