Greenberg and Bloch Advance to Runoff in Beit Shemesh Mayoral Election

By Aryeh Stern

With the official results of the elections in Beit Shemesh released Thursday, it was confirmed that the two candidates advancing to the second round are Degel HaTorah candidate Shmuel Greenberg, and the incumbent mayor, Aliza Bloch. Remaining in his position as deputy minister of agriculture is former mayor and Shas candidate, Moshe Abutbul.

According to the official results, Greenberg received 19,965 votes, securing the lead. Bloch came in second with 18,909 votes, while Moshe Abutbul secured the third position with 17,958 votes from the city’s electorate.

In the breakdown to parties, Degel HaTorah won five seats on the council, making it the largest faction in the city. Shas follows with four seats, Agudas Yisrael with three, Koach with three, Likud with three, Aliza Bloch’s party with three, Derech with two, Rina Hollander with one, and the Religious Zionism Party with one seat.

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