Shas MK Michael Guetta on Wednesday morning 22 Elul submitted his letter of resignation from Knesset to party chairman, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri.

Guetta wrote thanking Deri for his trust and support permitting him to fill the position for the party. Deri spoke with Guetta, who explained his decision and reaffirmed his belief in Deri’s leadership. Deri accepted the letter, adding he is confident he is not done contributing to the party.

The resignation takes effect 48 hours after it is officially submitted to the Knesset Speaker.