Israeli Minister Haim Ramon (Labor) said Thursday that he would consider running for the Labor Party chairmanship if the party primaries are postponed until after the implementation of the disengagement plan.

Ramon told students in a Safed school that he is making effort to convince labor leaders to postpone the primaries, currently scheduled for June 28.

‘This is not the time for primaries,’ Ramon told the audience.

Ramon would only run for labor chairperson if Labor Chairman Shimon Peres stays out of the race.

Up to now, Peres, Minister of National Infrastructures Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, Minister without Portfolio Matan Vilnai, former Prime Minister Ehud Barak have declared their intention to run.

Histadrut labor federation chairman Amir Peretz has also said he will run, so long as Barak remains in the race.