Deputy Education Minister MK Rabbi Meir Porush on Sunday afternoon tendered his resignation to Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein.
His resignation comes under the extended Norwegian Law. Until this current Knesset, only an MK serving as a full minister could resign from the Knesset and allow the next MK on his party’s list to serve as an MK. This was extended in the current Knesset to allow for deputy ministers to have the same rights: remaining in their ministerial position but not as an MK.
Thus, MK Rabbi Porush, who serves as Deputy Education Minister, will resign from the Knesset only, allowing the next MK on the UTJ list, former MK Rabbi Yaakov Asher, to serve as MK, while Rabbi Porush remains deputy minister. According to the Norwegian Law, the MK that resigned can return to the Knesset and reclaim his place, unlike an MK who quits the Knesset who will need to return after the next elections.