Boim calls press conference where he is expected to endorse Mofaz

Construction and Housing Minister Ze'ev Boim on Sunday called a press conference for 10 a.m. Monday where he is expected to endorse Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz in the Kadima leadership race. Boim served as deputy defense minister under Mofaz for three years. Both Livni and Mofaz had been vying for Boim's endorsement, so his backing would be seen as a major coup for the Transportation Minister. Nevertheless, both sides refused to confirm who Boim would be endorsing.