Friday , March 5 2021

Drama high as 55 Israeli municipal governments are preparing for river basins – Israel News



At least 110 candidates in 55 municipalities in Israel will compete in waste choices around the country on Tuesday. The extra round has been called in places where no candidate managed to win more than 40 percent of the vote in the election two weeks ago.

Between 1 P.M. and 10 p.m. On Tuesday, nearly two million people in 19 municipalities, 29 city councils and seven regional councils will be entitled to vote in favor of Israeli prison staff and Israeli Armed Forces personnel.

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In Jerusalem, in one of the tens of races, it was in Monday's challenger Moshe Leon to gather support from the extremely orthodox Agudat Yisrael party, a Hasidian faction. He already has support from the ultra-orthodox Degel Hatorah party. A city council, affiliated with the Gur Hasidic sect, told Haaretz that the deceased had not been cast and secular candidate Ofer Berkovitch "is still an option."

"Tal is still ongoing but to reach an agreement, his [Berkovitch’s] people must understand that it is possible to live together in this city, "says the councilor, Yohanon Weitzman. "But Ofer must make a greater effort to show goodwill for this to be" marketed "within the party."

One source involved in the negotiations noted that only lower echelons were involved in the conversation between Berkovitch's Hitorerut (Awakening) Party and Agudat Yisrael.

Meanwhile, Berkovitch also performed on Monday for the last ditch to win over supporters of Jerusalem minister Zeev Elkin, a member of Likud, who lost in the first round of municipal elections. Hitorerut activists are due to the fact that they are widely distributed in non-ultra-orthodox neighborhoods around Jerusalem to encourage citizens to vote.

"Drama is at its height," said Mordechai Cohen, Director of the Interior Department, who will publish updates on the runoff on his website. "We anticipate a large percentage of the voting percentages in this round as well."

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

Twenty-six leading mayors – one of them a woman – will face the vote. A total of eleven women were elected to lead local governments in the first round and seven are in the rounds.


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