Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon will not run in a March parliamentary election but will keep his post until a successor is chosen, his spokesman said on Monday, Trend with reference to Reuters reports.
“He is not going to be a member of Knesset (parliament) ... or hold any political office. He wants to be with his family and grandchildren,” the spokesman said.
Kahlon, 59, will remain as finance minister until a new government is formed, which is not expected to be before April.
Israel will hold its third election in less than a year on March 2.