Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Israel Municipal and Regional Election Results 2018

Municipal and regional elections were held in Israel on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018. Voting stations were open from 7:00am - 10:00pm. After spending a relaxing day, a Shabbaton for many, 55 percent of registered voters went to the polls and there were some surprising results.

israel municipal regional elections results 2018

According to the Interior Ministry, on October 30, 2018, 3.6 million people voted out of 6.6 million eligible voters in 251 cities, towns, and local councils


First time ever.  Ten women have been elected as heads of their municipalities or regional councils.

Results of the Jerusalem Elections

Jerusalem Affairs Minister Ze'ev Elkin is out! None of the candidates for Jerusalem mayor reached the 40 percent threshold necessary to win the first round. Jerusalem city councilmen Moshe Lion and Ofer Berkovitch will go head to head in a run-off race on November 13 after finishing first and second in Tuesday's election for Jerusalem mayor. Nir Barkat is the outgoing mayor of Jerusalem.

Tel Aviv Mayoral Election Results

Slam, dunk and another win for incumbent Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai who took the election with 45% of the vote. Asaf Zamir, who challenged Huldai for the mayoral position, won 35% of the vote and other candidates Natan Elnatan and Assaf Harel - received less than 14 percent of the vote. Huldai now begins his fifth term as the Mayor of Tel Aviv.  He has been mayor since 1998.

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New Haifa Mayor

Dr. Einat Kalisch Rotem takes the Mayoral Office away from Yona Yahav who has been in office for the last 15 years.  Kalisch will be Haifa's first woman mayor.  Kalisch's election represents the first time a woman mayor has been elected in one of Israel's 3 major cities (Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa) in the 70 years since the founding of the State.

Rishon Le'Zion Results

Neither Dov Tzur nor Raz Kinszltich reached the 40 percent threshold and they will run against each other in the second round

Beer Sheva

Rubik Danilowitz won the mayoral elections in Beer Sheva for a third term.

Ramat Gan Election Results

Carmel Shama Hacohen will run against incumbent Israel Singer in the second round

Netanya Mayor

Much loved Miriam Feinberg took the election in Netanya.  She now starts her fifth term as mayor of the city.


Incumbent mayor Alon Davidi took the election in Sderot and will now serve another term

Ashdod Results

Yehiel Lasri received 38% of the votes. Shimon Katznelson, won 26 percent of the city's voters.  They will run against one another in the second round

Beit Shemesh

After a tight struggle between Aliza Bloch and Moshe Aboutbul, the votes of the soldiers, prisoners and disabled made all the difference.  The vote went in Bloch's favor and she won the election.

Raanana & Kfar Saba Results

In Raanana there will be a second round between Haim Broide and Eitan Ginzburg.

In neighboring Kfar Saba, there will be a second round between Rafi Sa'ar and Yossi Sedbon.


In Yavne, the mayor, Zvi Gov Ari, will continue to serve after defeating his rivals who included former minister Meir Sheetrit


Tal Ochana, the youngest of all the women candidates, took the election in the small town of Yerucham.


After the second round, results will be finalized

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