Peretz to announce Histadrut resignation today

On Sunday morning, Labor Party Chairman Amir Peretz was expected to announce his intentions to resign from his position as head of the Histadrut. At the same press conference, he was expected to express support for Ofer Ayani as his successor in the position. Peretz's support does not pave a sure way for Ayani, whose appointment needs an okay from the Workers' Council. Peretz has come under fire, both as a Knesset member and now as leader of the Labor Party, for a conflict of interests between his role as a labor leader and his role in politics.