Dutch ruling coalition continues slide in opinion poll

February 15, 2015 9:44 AM

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Dutch ruling coalition continues slide in opinion poll

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The center-right government of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte slid further in opinion polls ahead of a March provincial election that could see his fragile Liberal-Labour coalition lose the Senate.

Provincial elections are important in the Netherlands because they indirectly determine the composition of the upper house of parliament, where Rutte relies on the backing of three smaller parties to form a majority.

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