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        3/1/2013, Adar 19, 5773

      PM Expected to Seek, Get 2 More Weeks to Form Coalition


      Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will ask President Shim'on Peres, Saturday evening, for an extension of the time he has been given to form a ruling coalition. The two are scheduled to meet at the Presidential Residence to mark the end of the 28-day period the Likud Party Chairman was given to put together a government. Afterward, the two will address the media.

      Peres is expected to grant Netanyahu the maximum extension of 14 days.