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Voting begins in Israel's parliamentary election

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JERUSALEM, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Israelis began voting on Tuesday in a parliamentary election widely expected to win Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a third term in office and cement power for rightists opposed to Palestinian statehood.

Polling stations opened at 7 a.m. (0500 GMT) and will close at 10 p.m. Full official results were due by Wednesday morning, opening the way for coalition talks between party leaders which could last for more than a month. (Writing by Dan Williams; editing by Crispian Balmer)

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