It looks like Peretz is trying to work on the nightmare scenario described in my last post in which he would govern as prime minister despite coming a far second in a democratic election. There are no boundaries for this man - a man who for the sake of self-advancement is considering setting up a coalition with far-right parties, thus stalemating any diplomatic developments for the next few years. I guess that can be expected from a union leader: self-interest first; the good of the nation second.
It has been sugested that these moves are the result of Peretz's ego getting bruised by calls from Kadima memebrs that Peretz would be dangerous as treasurer. Kadima for their part were just stating the obvious.