A haredi mayor for Jerusalem?

Haredi candidate Yossi Deitch has commanding lead in race for mayor of Israel's capital, poll shows.

Gary Willig ,

Yossi Deitch
Yossi Deitch
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Haredi candidate Yossi Deitch is leading in the race to replace Nir Barkat as the mayor of Jerusalem, according to a new poll.

The poll, which was conducted by Camille Fuchs, found that 41% of respondents would vote for Deitch is a race between seven candidates, giving him a clear victory in the first round of the election.

Jerusalem Affairs Minister Ze'ev Elkin (Likud), who is also running for mayor of the capital, would receive 25% of the vote. City Councilman Ofer Berkovich Leon would receive 30% of the vote.

Six-hundred-and-twenty residents of Jerusalem were polled in the survey.

The election will take place on October 30.




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