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Israel's Peres: Netanyahu will form new government

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres has chosen hard-line Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu to form a new government.

Friday's announcement means Netanyahu now has six weeks to put together a ruling coalition.

The question is whether Netanyahu will form a narrow hard-line coalition government or a broad government along with his centrist rival, Kadima leader Tzipi Livni.

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