JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu will have until Dec. 21 to form a new government after President Isaac Herzog granted him a 10-day extension, Herzog's office said on Friday.

Netanyahu was tapped to form a new government after a Nov. 1 election. While he has secured majority support in parliament, he has yet to finalize the coalition agreements.

(Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch, Editing by William Maclean)