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Elkin, Hendel to resign Knesset under ‘Norwegian law’

New Hope ministers Ze’ev Elkin and Yoaz Hendel announce that they will be making use of a law that allows them to resign from their parliamentary duties to allow the next two lawmakers on the party list — Eilat Mayor Meir Yitzhak Halevi and former MK Zvi Hauser — to enter Knesset.

The Norwegian law allows any MK who is appointed to a cabinet post to resign temporarily from the Knesset, thereby permitting the next candidate on the party’s list to enter parliament in his or her stead.

Outgoing Minister of Environmental Protection Zeev Elkin speaks at a ceremony at the Ministry of Environmental Protection in Jerusalem on May 18 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

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