On Tuesday, June 7, in natzrat Illit held an extraordinary elections of the mayor, and according to the radio station «Reshet bet», the confident victory was gained by the former Director General of the Knesset Ronen plot.
His opponent was acting mayor, Netanel Twito. For Ronen Raft was filed 62% of the votes and the turnout was 42%.
Elections were held 60 days later after the Supreme court rejected the appeal of former mayor Shimon Gapso, recognizing his actions «shameful» and upheld his conviction.
The indictment against Gapso was filed in June 2013. According to the indictment, in 2008, the mayor and his Deputy were forced to join the coalition of the Deputy of city Council from party «Kadima» Seeds of the Baron, threatening to fire the company for development of the city his ex-wife. They said also that the Baron can keep their jobs for ex-wife at the cost of their retirement. The Baron refused to resign, and was then made threats against his ex-wife.
26 APR 2015 the district court in Haifa sentenced Shimon Gapso to six months of community service and a suspended sentence of one year for accepting a bribe. On Gafsa was also imposed a fine of 20 thousand NIS.