Dutch ruling parties pledge to continue despite Senate loss

March 19, 2015 8:01 AM

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Dutch ruling parties pledge to continue despite Senate loss

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Leaders of the Dutch ruling coalition pledged to remain in government on Thursday despite losing provincial elections that will leave them scrambling to command a majority in the country's Senate.

The local ballot determines the composition of the upper house because the winners get to chose new senators in May.

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