Former prime minister Ehud Barak resumed active participation in the Labor Party on Monday in a last minute drive of election campaigning.
MK Shalom Simhon, a long-time confidant of Barak, arranged the former prime minister's return to the party through a series of talks with current Party Chairman Amir Peretz.
"Shalom [Simhon] wanted to see Barak on the party list, and he did not succeed," said a spokeswoman for Simhon, who suggested that Labor might still arrange for Barak to receive a ministerial post.
"There is a chance that Labor will demand the defense portfolio, and then Barak could take itâ€¦ He is the most suited."
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