Israeli municipal elections, 2013

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Municipal elections were held in Israel on 22 October 2013.[1] Turnout was low, with only 43% of those eligible voting, compared to 51% in 2008.[2]

In Jerusalem, the incumbent Nir Barkat won re-election with 52% against challenger Moshe Lion, who gained 45%,[3] as did the Tel Aviv incumbent Mayor Ron Huldai against the Knesset member Nitzan Horowitz from the Meretz Party.[4]

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  1. ^ Municipal elections Ministry of Interior (Hebrew)
  2. ^ Harkov, Lahav (22 October 2013). "Low turn-out in Israeli mayoral, council elections". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jerusalem mayoral candidate Lion concedes defeat to incumbent Mayor Barkat". The Jerusalem Post. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "LIVE BLOG || Preliminary numbers show Jerusalem, Tel Aviv mayors to keep seat". Haaretz. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013.