At the end of the 15 hours that polling stations were open, only 222,000 Jerusalem residents bothered to cast ballots – merely a third of the 636,000 eligible – including in the Arab sector qualified to vote..
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
At the end of a long day that started at 5 a.m. with a prayer at the Kotel, Yossi Daitch met his supporters at 3 a.m. at Binyenei Ha’uma and conceded his loss in the race. “It is not so pleasant to be here now, knowing that I will not be the next mayor of Jerusalem,” he began.
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