Labor sources: Peres will join Kadima soon

Sources in the Labor Party believe that Vice Premier Shimon Peres will join Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's new Kadima party in the coming days, Army Radio reported. Sources close to Sharon told Army Radio that Sharon preferred not to secure the number two slot in the Kadima list for Peres, but would do so if Peres demanded it as a specific condition for joining the party. At the same time, Labor officials emphasized that Labor Chairman Amir Peretz will not agree to secure a place at the top of the Labor list for Peres, who was head of the Labor Party several times.