Nir Barkat celebrates election victory 521.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
Around 3:30 on Wednesday morning, Nir Barkat arrived at a post-election
celebration in a local Jerusalem nightclub and delivered his victory speech in
front of hundreds of fervent supporters, who had gathered to celebrate his
reelection as Jerusalem’s mayor for another five-year term.An hour
earlier, Barkat’s opponent Moshe Lion conceded defeat in a toughly contested
race, which saw Barkat win by a 6-percent margin, or a gap of around 12,000