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Benjamin Netanyahu fights for future in do-over election: Live updates

7 a.m. local (12 a.m. ET):  Polls open.

10 p.m. local (3 p.m. ET):  Polls close.

10 p.m. local (3 p.m. ET):  Exit polls expected (though these are bound to shift)

Overnight: Final results come in, exit poll projections are continuously refined and improved.

Sept 18 – 20: Election results finalized.

Week beginning Sept 22: Political parties begin consultations with President Reuven Rivlin and recommend a leader to form a coalition government.

Oct 15 – Oct 29: Government wont be announced until up to six weeks after vote. The candidate has 28 days to put together a coalition of at least 61 members of Knesset, but the President can grant a 14-day extension.

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