Moshe Abutbul narrowly defeats Eli Cohen in repeat of Beit Shemesh mayoral election

Incumbent reelected by margin of 758 votes • Cohen: ‘Beit Shemesh is our home and we have to protect it’

March 12, 2014 04:10
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Moshe Abutbol wins election again. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)


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Incumbent mayor of Beit Shemesh Moshe Abutbul secured reelection, defeating his opponent Eli Cohen by some 758 votes.

In the final tally late on Tuesday night, Abutbul took 19,401 votes against Cohen’s 18,643, giving him 51 percent of ballots cast compared to 49% for his rival, with citywide voter turnout standing at an impressive 76%.

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