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        2/2/2014, Adar 2, 5774

      Bat Yam Mayor OKs Transfer of Power if He Suspends Self


      Mayor Shlomi Lahiani of Bat Yam, south of Tel Aviv, approved, Sunday evening, the transfer of authority to Deputy Mayor Eliyahu Sasson if he decides to suspend himself because of the corruption indictment against him.

      The action marks the first time that Lahiani has posed the possibility that he might suspend himself. It was anchored in a coalition agreement approved, Thursday, by the city council. The coalition consists of Lahiani's "Bat Yam Berosh Muram" (Bat Yam with an Uplifted Head) party, Sasson's Likud party, Shas and Darchei No'am.