Netanyahu to Ask For More Time to Form Government, Reuters Says
(Bloomberg) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, re-elected on April 9, will ask for more time to form a new government, Reuters says, citing a spokesman.
- A heavy schedule and fighting in the Gaza Strip were cited as reasons for seeking the delay
- Netanyahu had 28 days to form a government, with the potential for a 14-day extension, Reuters says
- If an extension is granted by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, the final deadline would be May 29
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