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  10/23/2013, Cheshvan 19, 5774

Moshe Lion to Stay in Jerusalem as City Council Member


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.