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Israeli Labor party joins former government partner in bid to unseat Netanyahu

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 file photo, former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni attends a news conference at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem. Israel's opposition Labor party is joining forces with a former government partner in a bid to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the country's coming elections. Labor leader Isaac Herzog announced the alliance with Livni of the Hatnuah party at a press conference on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, featuring the slogan "Together We Win." (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 file photo, former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni attends a news conference at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem. Israel's opposition Labor party is joining forces with a former government partner in a bid to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the country's coming elections. Labor leader Isaac Herzog announced the alliance with Livni of the Hatnuah party at a press conference on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, featuring the slogan "Together We Win." (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)  (The Associated Press)

Israel's opposition Labor party is joining forces with a former government partner in a bid to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the country's coming elections.

Labor leader Isaac Herzog announced the alliance with Tzipi Livni of the Hatnuah party at a Wednesday press conference featuring the slogan "Together We Win."

The list is expected to run on a platform emphasizing the peace process with the Palestinians and greater economic equality.

Opinion polls give the joint Herzog-Livni list about 24 seats in the 120-seat parliament — slightly more than their current total.

That's two or three more seats than polls give Netanyahu's free-market, settler-friendly Likud.

The largest bloc has a good chance of being asked by Israel's president to form the next government.

The elections are set for March.