Israeli Social Equality Minister Meirav Cohen announced on Tuesday that she will be leaving the Blue and White Party to join Yesh Atid ahead of the country’s March 23 elections.

Cohen is the ninth lawmaker to exit Blue and White in the past two weeks.

“Yesh Atid is pleased to announce that Social Equality Minister Meirav Cohen is joining the party,” the opposition faction said in a statement.

This article first appeared in Israel Hayom.

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