Israel: Labor wins in big cities,Likud loses in Jerusalem

Huldai confirmed in Tel Aviv, Kalish-Rotem wins in Haifa

31 October, 13:03

    (ANSAmed) - TEL AVIV, OCTOBER 31 - The Labor Party won elections in Tel Aviv and Haifa while Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu's Likud Party lost in Jerusalem.

    In Tel Aviv, the outgoing mayor, Ron Huldai, won with 44% of the vote, beating his former deputy Asaf Zamir.

    Labor candidate Einat Kalish-Rotem in Haifa beat the outgoing mayor Jona Yahav after 15 years in power.

    In Jerusalem, Likud candidate Zeev Elkin lost and a run-off between independent candidate Ofer Berkovitch and Moshe Lion, supported by two right-wing groups, is scheduled on November 13.

    Labor leader Avi Gabbay said elections ''indicate that Israelis want change'', referring to the fact that no Likud candidate won in a major city. (ANSAmed)
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