Israel Radio: Jerusalemites celebrate Barkat's mayoral victory

Enough of the votes have been counted to declare opposition leader Nir Barkat having won the race for the Jerusalem mayorship, Israel Radio reported early Wednesday morning. With 264 of 707 polling stations' votes counted, Barkat garnered 52 percent of the vote, MK Meir Porush of the United Torah Judaism Party 38%, and Israeli-Russian billionaire tycoon Arcadi Gaydamak 6.5%. Barkat was set to make his victory speech to a crowd of celebrating supporters at his campaign headquarters, according to Israel Radio.