THIS WEEK IN JERUSALEM

Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs

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June 20, 2013 14:55
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Trouble in paradise
In a dramatic development the results of the Meretz primary that brought city councillor Meir Margalit to the helm of the party have been canceled. Less than two weeks after the election, Margalit is facing an embarrassing situation. Rabbi Ehud Bandel, one of the candidates on the list, discovered some alleged irregularities in the voting procedure and requested a revision of the results and an inquiry.

According to the initial findings it seems that some Arab voters, not residents of the city, voted for both Margalit and the party’s Arab candidate, Fuad Suleiman, an act that is considered fraud. At press time, it was not clear whether party chairwoman MK Zehava Gal-On would call a new election or appoint new candidates.

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