Primary mayoral race results: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem incumbents leading

October 23, 2013 05:52

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat overnight Tuesday held the lead over opponent Moshe Lion according to primarily results of Jerusalem's mayoral race, Israel Radio reported.

According to the preliminary count around 1 a.m. Wednesday, Barkat had garnered 53.8% of votes, while Lion held 42.79%.

At the Tel Aviv polls, preliminary results also evinced incumbent Mayor Ron Huldai leading with 50%. The interim results showed contending mayoral candidate MK Nitzan Horowitz (Meretz) with 37% of votes, Channel 2 reported.

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