Election won’t derail plans for Jerusalem local vote

By MELANIE LIDMAN
October 15, 2012 01:49




Community council elections in Jerusalem will go ahead as planned on November 20, despite questions about whether to hold local the vote so close to national elections, a Jerusalem municipal spokeswoman said on Sunday.

An article in the municipality’s charter prohibits community council elections from taking place within six months of national or city elections, in order to minimize party interference on a neighborhood level. A municipality spokeswoman said, however, the elections would take place as planned.


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