November 11, 2008
Tight Mayoral Races in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv
Poll watchers say tight mayoral races Tuesday in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem could be determined by ultra-Orthodox voters turning out in large numbers.
Ultra-Orthodox voters were expected to turn out in droves, as instructed by leading rabbis, outnumbering secular and modern-Orthodox voters, Haaretz reported Tuesday.
In Tel Aviv, Mayor Ron Huldai was in a tight race with Dov Khenin and his City for All party, and needed a minimum of 40 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff with Khenin, Haaretz reported.