Meir Sheetrit retires from Politics

Hatenua MK Meir Sheetrit announced today that he will not seek reelection in the next Knesset.

Sheetrit became the mayor of Yavne at the age of 24 and was an MK for the last 12 years. He finished 2nd in the recent Presidential election behind Reuven Rivlin.

Sheetrit joins David Tzur, Amram Mitzna and Elazar Stern in leaving the party, though Stern may still try to join another list for the next election.

Source (Hebrew): http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4607815,00.html