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With no options of forming gov’t, Netanyahu won’t seek extension of mandate — TV

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s options for forming a government have run out and he will therefore not request an extension of his mandate to assemble a coalition, the Kan public broadcaster quotes associates of the premier as saying.

The report also says Netanyahu’s Likud party is putting heavy pressure on Ra’am chief Mansour Abbas as he seeks to build support for recommending Yamina chief Naftali Bennett as the best candidate to form a government, to block another of the prime minister’s rivals from being tasked with putting together a coalition.

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