Nir Barkat, the founder of the BRM Group and later a prominent tech investor, is on his way to becoming Jerusalem's next mayor, according to Israeli exit polls.
Barkat, 49, now a multimillionaire, was said to have an eight-point lead over his ultra-Orthodox rival, Meir Porush, according to Israel's Channel 1. Russian billionaire Arcadi Gaydamak is said to trail both in a distant third place.
This was Barkat's second try at becoming mayor of Jerusalem. He received 43 percent of the vote in 2003.
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