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        2/26/2012, Adar 3, 5772

      Sheetrit Expected to Announce Support for Mofaz Monday

      Member of Knesset Meir Sheetrit is expected to announce, Monday, that he will support Knesset member Shaul Mofaz for leadership of the Kadima party. MK Sheetrit bowed out of the race last week after surveys he took indicated that the public was not interested in him as prime minister.

      The camp of incumbent Tzipi Livni did not attach too much significance to the anticipated announcement, explaining it was clear that Sheetrit was not among her supporters in the campaign against MKs Mofaz and Avi Dichter. Last week, Mofaz picked up the support of fellow former chief-of-staff Dan Chalutz, who Livini had brought into the party.