Sunday, March 25, the mayor of Jerusalem NIR Barka officially announced the decision to run for the primaries in the election list of «Likud».
«I decided to dedicate himself to work in the Israeli level and enhance the movement of the Likud,» said Barkat. He added: «Jerusalem is moving in the right direction, I was lucky enough to contribute to this process. I will not run for third term».
Before Barkat made this statement, he met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Note that in recent Barkat regularly attended the meetings of the faction «Likud».
A member of the city Council of Jerusalem, Moshe Leon announced that he intends to run for mayor. This is the second attempt of león, in 2013 he lost to NIR Barkat.