Kahlon resigns from Knesset, to be replaced by Hasson

January 27, 2016 09:43


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Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon resigned from the Knesset Wednesday, but will retain his portfolio.

Kahlon will be replaced in the legislature by Akram Hasson, a former Likud central committee member who defected to Kadima, becoming an MK for the party in 2012, for less than a year.

In December 2014, Hasson announced he was running in the Bayit Yehudi primary, but did not in the end. Soon after former defense minister Shaul Mofaz retired from politics, and Hasson became Kadima leader, making him the first Druse leader of a Jewish party. Two days later, Hasson moved to Kulanu.

Hasson is currently president of Carmel College and is the former mayor of Carmel.

Kahlon resigned as part of the Mini-Norwegian Law, which states that one minister or deputy minister per party may resign in order to allow in a new MK, but if the person who resigned is fired from or leaves the government, he or she may return to the Knesset, and the new MK would have to leave.

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