Vice Premier Shimon Peres said that if he becomes president he will authorize the release of Palestinian prisoners, including jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti, Channel 2 reported on Wednesday.
Peres met with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Wednesday evening at the Prime Minster's Office in Jerusalem.
The two discussed issues relating to Peres's ministry as well as the vice premier's candidacy for the Presidency.
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