Blue and White leader Benny Gantz has decided to place Aliya and Integration Minister Pnina Tamano-Shata second on the Blue and White list for the March 23 election, sources in the party told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.
The sources said that Gantz was inspired by US President Joe Biden’s decision to select Vice President Kamala Harris as his running mate.
Tamano-Shata is Israel’s first Ethiopian-born cabinet minister. She was a member of Yesh Atid before defecting to Blue and White.
Before that, she was an attorney and the legal correspondent for the Israel Broadcasting Authority.
Gantz and Tamano-Shata will be followed on the list by ministers Chili Tropper, Michael Biton, Orit Farkash-Hacohen and Alon Shuster.
The list will be formally submitted to the Central Elections Committee on Wednesday afternoon by Tamano-Shata and Blue and White faction chairman Eitan Ginzburg.
Current ministers Itzik Shmuli and Omer Yankelevich turned down offers to run with Blue and White and decided to quit politics. Yankelevich will remain a minister until the next government is formed; Shmuli will quit immediately.
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