Dutch governing coalition crisis is resolved with compromise, though doubts remain

December 19, 2014 9:30 AM

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AMSTERDAM – A dispute over a health care bill that nearly caused the collapse of the Dutch government has been resolved with a compromise, though doubts remain about whether it will prove workable.

Conservative Prime Minister Mark Rutte told parliament early Friday morning that his government will tweak and resubmit the bill, which had been torpedoed Tuesday by three senators from the coalition's junior partner, the Labor Party.

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