Dutch government to slide in Senate after local election: exit poll

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 18, 2015 4:23 PM

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch center-right government will lose a third of its seats in the upper house of parliament, requiring it to seek support from opposition members of the Senate, according to an exit poll by Dutch broadcaster NOS monitoring local elections on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte said ahead of the vote that his government would continue ruling despite any setback and would not call new parliamentary elections.

(Reporting by Anthony Deutsch; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)