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Israel's Netanyahu given 14 more days to form coalition government
Israel's Netanyahu given 14 more days to form coalition government

Despite his decisive electoral victory in March, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is struggling to form a government and on Monday was granted an extension to complete negotiations for a new ruling coalition. Since being tapped to put together the next government, Netanyahu has held talks with the five conservative parties he refers to as his “natural partners.” However, a month of negotiations have yet to yield an agreement with any of them to join a ruling coalition. Netanyahu, who is seeking to form his fourth government since 1996, will have used the 28 days Israeli law allots a candidate for a first stab at securing a ruling coalition later this week. On Monday,...

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