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Dramatic turnover shows that Moshe Lion selects Jerusalem mayor J-Wire

The Mayor of Jerusalem was elected Mayor of Jerusalem on Tuesday after a dramatic turnaround that he met a secular rival, Ofer Berkovic, at night, up to 10 percent before the recent bang he saw the winner with about 6,000 votes, or 3 percent soon after 1:00

Moshe Lion. Hillel Maeir / TPS photo from November 14, 2018

Lions, 57, replaces the final measure Nir Barkat, who spent two drivers in 2008.

"I will be the mayor of all the inhabitants of Jerusalem," Lion said to the supporters two in the morning in the Talsi industrial zone in the banquet hall in his first speech about mayor. "Those who elected me and those who did not. Now is the time to act. We are confronted with problems in this striking city."

Lions is a former general manager of the Prime Minister's Office, Israeli Railroad Head and Head of Jerusalem Development Authority and member of Jerusalem City Council. This is the second time he won the Jerusalem Municipal elections after he lost Barkat in 2013.

Berkovič, an independent candidate who founded Awakening in Jerusalem, said that his legal counselors would consider violations in the vote. The soldiers and prisoners' voices are not yet to be counted.

The lion was elected despite the last deep struggle of secular and national religious communities that supported Berković in an effort to control the Holy City outside the ultra-Orthodox.

The Agudat Israeli Torah Council decided not to support any of the candidates, but the Shah and the United Torah Judaism party, Dagel Hatorah, supported Lyon, paving the way for his victory. The lion also enjoyed the support of the Minister of Defense Avigdor Liberman.

Jerusalem's peaceful and highly orthodox citizens have for years been struggling for the religious influence of the city, causing cultural battles over open spaces open on the Sabbath, the opening of new shrines and kindergartens, and gay pride parades in downtown.

The population of Jerusalem is 850,000, including approximately 200,000 secular Jewish Israelis, 350,000 ultra-Orthodox Jews and 300,000 Palestinians, who mostly boycot Israeli elections.

Initially, on October 30, there were five candidates, including Zaw Elkins, who is currently the government's envoy and the minister of Jerusalem who lost, although supported by Prime Minister Netanyahu. Elkins won 19.8% of the vote, while Moshe Lion gained 33.3% of the votes, Ofer Berkovitch's 28.8% vote, Yossi Daitch, Ashkenazi Hareed's candidate, 17.2% of the vote, and former Barkat counsel Avi Salman 0.8% of the vote. Municipalities where no candidate obtains more than 40 percent of the votes in the first round went to the second round of voting.

In addition to Jerusalem, 55 municipalities and almost two million people went to second round on Tuesday evening. Ramat Gan, the historian mayor Israel Zinger was defeated by former Likud MK Karmel Shama Cohen. Rishon Lezion, the fourth largest city in Israel, the historian Mayor Dov Tzur lost Raz Kinestalich and Gush Etzion, current chairman of the board, Shlomo Ne'Ance won Moshe Sevilla.

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