Mayoral candidate Ofer Berkovitch expressed disappointment over fact that many residents of Yerushalayim did not vote in runoff.
“You hear people complaining continuously in the streets, you hear people explain that they ‘took’ the city from them, and then election day comes, the day on which you can influence things, and people stay home [and don’t come out to vote]. It’s almost inconceivable,” Berkovitch told Hadashot TV.
“We experienced fraudulent attacks that I would never have imagined. Fake phone calls allegedly from the New Israel Fund that they support me, which of course never happened, a car with signs in Arabic and a loudspeaker that was not our initiative…if you don’t play dirty, your chances of winning go down significantly,” said Berkovitch.
Berkovitch lost the mayoralty to Moshe Leon by fewer than 4,000 votes, but decided not to appeal the results.
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