Yishai exepected to leave Shas, create new party today

Eli Yishai is expected to announce today that he is leaving Shas and creating a new party. This party will either be called Maran (our teacher, a reference to the late Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef) or Byachad (together).

It is rumored that the Tekuma faction and Yoni Chetboun will join with this party. Two polls showed this party including Tekuma and Chetboun would get seven seats in the upcoming election.

Source (Hebrew): http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/elections/1.2512326