Channel 2 news anchor Yair Lapid informed the station's management that he is resigning from his position in order to enter politics, Israeli media reported on Sunday.
Lapid has long been rumored to be interested in entering politics.
A Shvakim Panorama poll broadcast on Israel Radio last month found that Kadima would fall from its current 28 seats in the Knesset to only 10 if Lapid entered politics and formed a new party.
The poll predicted that Lapid’s party would win 15 seats, the same number his late father, former justice minister Yosef “Tommy” Lapid, won at the helm of Shinui in 2003.
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