A drama high as 55 Israeli municipalities is preparing for the second round of elections – Israeli news



At least 110 candidates in 55 municipalities in Israel will concentrate on Tuesday's elections after the country's election. The next round was called in local places where no candidate was able to get more than 40% of votes in the election two weeks ago.

Between 1 P.M. and 10 P.M. on Tuesday, almost two million people from 19 municipalities, 29 local councils and seven regional councils, along with Israeli Prison Service and Israeli Defense Force, will be entitled to vote.

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In Jerusalem, in one of the strongest races, Moshe Leon, in a conversation on Monday, assembled the support of the ultra-Orthodox party of Agudat Yisrael, the Hasidic faction; already supported by the ultra-orthodox party Degel Hatorah. However, the city councilor affiliated to the Gur Hasidic section said Haaretz the deceased had not yet been occupied and the secular candidate Ofer Berkovitch "is still an opportunity."

"The interviews are still ongoing, but reach an agreement, his [Berkovitch’s] people need to understand that it is possible to live together in this city, "said councilor Yohanon Weitzman. But Ofer must make more effort to show goodwill in order to be "sold" within the party. "

One source involved in the negotiation noted that only the lower echelons were involved in the interviews between the Hittiterite's Berkovic party (awakening) and Agudat Yisrael.

On Monday, Berkovic also made the final effort to get Likud, the Likud member of Jerusalem Zeev Zeev, who lost in the first round of local elections. Hitoreth's activists are to be deployed enormously in non-ultra-Orthodox neighbors around Jerusalem to encourage citizens to vote.

"Drama is at the top," said Mordechai Cohen, Director General of the Interior Ministry, who will publish information on runes on its website. "We also expect a high percentage of voting percentages in this round."

Cohen said on Monday that his staff had completed all preparation for the vote, and his ministry called on candidates to act respectfully and to help preserve the democratic process.

Twenty-six mayors – one of them – will face the vote. Altogether, eleven local governments were elected in the first round and seven were in the run.


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