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Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu, running out of time to form a coalition government, was granted a 14-day extension Friday by Israeli President Shimon Peres.

Netanyahu has been negotiating with Labour Party leader Ehud Barak to try to broaden what would be a Likud-led coalition. The Labour Party is expected to meet on Tuesday to discuss Netanyahu's offer and to vote on whether to join his government.

Netanyahu was originally given six weeks to form a government. Read full article »

CNN Jerusalem Bureau Chief Kevin Flower contributed to this report.

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