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Israel's president grants PM Netanyahu 2-week extension to form govt

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Israeli PM gets 2-week extension to form government

Israeli PM gets 2-week extension to form government

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

JERUSALEM - Israel's president has granted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a two-week extension to form a government, as negotiations continued among various political partners.
Reuven Rivlin tasked Netanyahu with building a coalition within 28 days of the April 9 elections. Though Netanyahu appeared close to finalizing deals as of Monday, recent national holidays and a spate of violence in Gaza have interrupted negotiations.
The prime minister's Likud party and its Jewish ultra-Orthodox and nationalist allies won a 65-seat parliamentary majority.
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