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Mapai Party Gets Mayor’s Post in Beersheba; May Get It in Ashdod

The Mapai party obtained the Mayor’s post in Beer-sheba in negotiations last night with the Religious party and appeared likely to win the mayorship of Ashdod as well.

Former Judge Eliyahu Nawai was elected Mayor of Beersheba. He will lead a coalition of Mapai, Mapam and the religious parties. In Ashdod. a Mapai-religious bloc will be headed by Mapai and a religious party member will be Deputy Mayor. The agreements left some of the younger religious party members resentful. They contended that the religious parties could get the Mayor’s post in Ashdod.