Netanyahu to seek more time to form government from president

April 19, 2015 6:51 PM

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Netanyahu to seek more time to form government from president

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with President Reuven Rivlin on Monday to request an extension to form the next government, as he has not yet reached the prerequisite majority needed to form a governing coalition.

The news comes after weeks in which Netanyahu met with the heads of Israel's center and right wing parties to reach a majority, while Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog reiterated his intentions not to join the government, ending any speculation Netanyahu was holding out for a unity governement.

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