MAYORAL ELECTION: A woman in the arena

We talk with MK Rachel Azaria, who got her political start here in Jerusalem and has shaken up the mayoral race by throwing her hat into the ring.

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June 28, 2018 14:11
Mayoral candidate and MK Rachel Azaria

Mayoral candidate and MK Rachel Azaria. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

 
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It was in the air for a few days already, but constantly denied – until, in a surprising twist, it appeared as a small news item in the middle of the night on Ynet – MK Rachel Azaria had decided to run for the position of mayor of Jerusalem.

The hasty announcement was soon followed by a trail of rumors claiming that she had decided to run only after she found out that Moshe Kahlon, the head of her Kulanu Party in the Knesset, had no intention of giving her a realistic place on the list for the next Knesset election.

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