Europe

Dutch Head to Polls

Whatever the outcome, coalition likely

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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.