Rivlin grants Netanyahu 2 week extension to form coalition

April 20, 2015 7:20 AM

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With no coalition agreements signed, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday asked President Reuven Rivlin for a two-week extension in which to complete the task of forming a government.

The request comes one day ahead of the 28-day period granted him by law to form a coalition. The law provides for the extension period, but there is still speculation as to whether Netanyahu will succeed in forming a right-wing coalition, or whether in the final analysis he will have to turn to Zion...

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