A candidacy and its ripple effect

‘In Jerusalem’ gets real with Kobi Kahlon, who is strongly considering joining the mayoral race.

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June 13, 2018 17:09
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Kobi Kahlon

Kobi Kahlon. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

The political arena was already crowded with seven mayoral candidates, but while observers were assessing the effect of the candidacy of Jerusalem Affairs and Environmental Protection Minister Ze’ev Elkin, a new name was thrown in the ring – and it has pundits scrambling.

Kobi Kahlon, former deputy mayor and head of the local planning and construction committee, has not yet gone public regarding his plans to join the race, but close friends and assistants have been busy spreading the word that a declaration is imminent. So far, Kahlon hasn’t denied it and has carefully avoided being interviewed on the matter, but earlier this week, he nevertheless agreed to answer a few pertinent questions from In Jerusalem.

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