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Abutbul Wins in Beit Shemesh Re-Vote

Shas candidate celebrates his victory in Beit Shemesh in the do-over elections.

Shas candidate celebrates his victory in Beit Shemesh in the do-over elections.
Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Moshe Abutbul, the Haredi candidate, beat out Eli Cohen, in the do-over election held on Tuesday.

Abutbul received 19190 votes, while Cohen received 18230, a difference of 960 votes. The difference is similar to the previous contested election, though 7% more people voted this time around.

The courts ordered that elections in Beit Shemesh be held again after the police found organized voter fraud had occurred, in favor of candidate Moshe Abutbul.

In this Beit Shemesh election, 76% of eligible voters voted, compared to 69.32% in 2013.

In the Nazareth re-vote, candidate Ali Salem defeated incumbent Ramez Jaraisi by more than 10,000 votes.

In the previous election, the difference was only 22 votes in Salem’s favor, and Salem was sworn in as mayor. Jaraisi and Salem went to court to disqualify some of each other’s votes, and as a result, the court ordered a re-vote of that entire election too.

In the re-vote in Nazareth, 83.6% of eligible voters voted, compared to 70.27% in 2013.

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3 Responses to “Abutbul Wins in Beit Shemesh Re-Vote”

  1. This guy looks as if he’s been celebrating with pork sandwiches for awhile. And than guy that has him on his shoulders, or so it appears from the pic, can you say hernia!
    Anyway, hope this is a good thing for you.

  2. This guy looks as if he’s been celebrating with pork sandwiches for awhile. And than guy that has him on his shoulders, or so it appears from the pic, can you say hernia!
    Anyway, hope this is a good thing for you.

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