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Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu has picked up tentative support that could give him the inside track on forming a coalition government and becoming Israel's next prime minister.

Avigdor Lieberman of Yisrael Beytenu, a right-wing party, said he would recommend Netanyahu for the post, but only if he promises to form a broad-based coalition government, a spokesman for the Israeli president's office said Thursday.

In last week's parliamentary elections, no single party won the minimum 61 seats needed to form a government. That means a government of two or more parties is virtually inevitable. Read full article »

CNN's Michal Zippori contributed to this report.

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