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Netherlands looks to mainstream in key poll

Election day in the Netherlands. The country is one of the hardliners in the euro currency zone, when it comes to aid for crisis-struck members, like Greece, or Spain. Will there be a eurosceptic upswing causing disruption to plans for greater North-to-South help? Many are breathing a sigh of relief that the mainstream pro-euro Labour and Liberal parties look likely to be the big winners. Caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Liberal Party cast his vote early Wednesday. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTING PRIME MINISTER OF THE NETHERLANDS, MARK RUTTE, SAYING: "It's all about staying on course, and staying on course with making the Netherlands stronger and coming out of this crisis stronger. There is a real choice in this election." Rutte is however in a tight race to stay ahead of Diederik Samsom of the Labour Party, seen here voting with his wife and two young children. The hard-left Socialist Party and the anti-Islam Freedom Party are expected in third and fourth. All parties have shied away from talks about coalitions. About a fifth of Dutch voters say they are still undecided, so there may be be surprises.

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