Municipal Elections Results: Barkat Beats Porush by 10%
Barkat 53.4 %
Porush 43.4 %
Gaydamak Less than 4%
Exit polls projected that Barkat would win 50 percent of the ballots with strong support from the national religious community, though Barkat is an avowed secular Jew.
A millionaire who made his fortune in high tech, Barkat, like his principal opponent Meir Porush, has vowed to fight against any attempt to divide the capital in negotiations with the Palestinian Authority.
The results reflect the fears of both the secular and national religious sectors that Porush would favor the hareidi religious community at the expense of the rest of the city. At two polling stations, Gerrer Hasidim said they voted for Barkat.
Incumbent Mayor Ron Huldai 50.6%
Dov Khenin (Hadash) 34.3%
HAIFA 407 of 409 polling stations counted
Incumbent Yona Yahav 47%
Yaakov Borovsky 37%
Tzvi Bar 57%
Yisrael Singer 26%
Incumbent Miriam Fireberg 81%
Yechiel Lasri 56%
Incumbent Tzvi Tzikler 44%
Incumbent Shuki Forer 35%
Uzi Salant 23%
The race will be determined in second round of voting.
Moshe Abutbul (Shas) 52%
Incumbent Dani Vaknin
Incumbent Yehuda Ben Hamu 84%
Dov Tzur 52.3%
Incumbent Meir Nitzan 47.7%
Rubik Danielovich 60.4%
Incumbent Yaakov Turner 30%
David Buskila 43%
Ahlama Peretz 26%
Alon Davidi 25%
Oded Ravivi wins over Yedidya Sarmonta and Ruth Golan. The incumbent Eli Mizrachi did not run.
Incumbent Herzl Ben-Ari wins with 43%
Malachi Levinger beat Shmuel Sharvit and Meir Lapid.
The incumbent Zvi Katzover did not run.
Incumbent Eliezer Hisdai beat Nachum Dalia.
Incumbent Jackie Levy won.