Netanyahu receives two-week extension to form government

April 20, 2015 9:10 AM

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will have two more weeks to form a new government after he asked Israel's president on Monday to extend a 28-day period to form a coalition following his election victory.

Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party came out on top in the March 17 election, winning 30 of parliament's 120 seats and defeating its main rival, the center-left Zionist Union led by Isaac Herzog.

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