PM to present nomination of ministers in one vote

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon restated Sunday that he would present the nomination of Ehud Olmert as finance minister in a permanent capacity, Ze'ev Boim as minister of immigrant absorption and Ronnie Bar-On as minister of industry and trade, in a single Knesset vote scheduled for Monday. Sharon did not reveal what he might do if the ministerial nominations were not approved by the Knesset, Israel Radio reported. He insisted that elections would be held in one year as scheduled, and expressed his hope that the Likud would once again work in cooperation with the government.