MK Dani Atar submits his resignation from Knesset following election as head of KKL

November 23, 2015 10:59

MK Dani Atar (Zionist Union) submitted his resignation from the Knesset to Speaker of the Knesset Yuli Edelstein on Monday following his election to as the head of the Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael.

Atar was first elected to the Knesset in March. Before that he headed the Ma’aleh Gilboa Regional Council.Yael Cohen Paran, number 25 on the list for the Zionist Union, will take Attar's place in the Knesset on Wednesday.

Cohen Paran was part of Tzipi Livni’s Hatnua, which ran together with Labor in the election. Her replacing Atar in the Knesset will bring Labor down to 18 seats in the Knesset, less than it had under former Labor heads Amram Mitzna and Amir Peretz.

Gil Hoffman contributed to this report.

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