Meretz chief Gal-On to resign in wake of party's poor showing in election

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March 18, 2015 06:52

 
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Meretz chair Zehava Gal-On announced on Wednesday that she is resigning from her position at the helm of the party in the wake of the movement's disappointing showing in Tuesday's election, Channel 2 reported.

The left-wing party barely earned enough votes to get into the Knesset, with the official tally giving Meretz four seats. Television exit polls had given Meretz five seats, but the official count before dawn on Wednesday revealed that it had in fact dropped a seat.

Gal-On is preparing to hand the reins of the party over to MK Tamar Zandberg, Channel 2 reported.

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