Dutch Head to Polls

Whatever the outcome, coalition likely


Voters in the Netherlands are going to the polls in an election overshadowed by concerns about the eurozone debt crisis.

The result is expected to be a close contest between the centre-right VVD Liberal party of Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the centre-left Labour Party.

Mr Rutte wants to bring down the Netherlands' deficit and stimulate the economy by investing in infrastructure.

Labour's Diederik Samsom is promoting spending on job-creation programmes.