Moshe Lion, who lost the election for mayor of Jerusalem on Tuesday vowed to stay in Jerusalem rather then return to his long-time former hometown of Givatayim. "I wish the residents and the mayor success and to work together," he stated in an interview with Channel 2 news. Lion campaigned on "putting the residents first" above high-profile international events. His Likud - Yisrael Beiteinu faction earned one seat in the 31-member city council which goes to Lion as the number one on the list. The final tally was Lion with 45% of the vote and incumbent Mayor Nir Barkat with 51%. third candidate, Haim Epstein ran for mayor as well. Lion was initially polled at gaining only 12% of the public's support.