The election is over and the winner has been declared. The non-chareidi camp is aware that this time around, it will have to accept the voice of the people as Mayor Rabbi Moshe Abutbul was elected for a third time.
Abutbul received 19,401 (51%) votes compared to Eli Cohen with 18,643 (49%), taking the mayoral race by 758 votes.
In the city council Shas lost a seat to the Koach list, which emerged the big winner.
City council breakdown (alphabetical order)
Agudas Yisrael: 2
Bayit Yehudi: 3
Chen (Degel Hatorah): 3
Koach (Shlomei Emunim): 2
Tov: failed to pass minimum threshold
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)