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Pro-Europe parties lead in Dutch vote

Voters in the Netherlands have backed two pro-European centrist parties, while the Eurosceptic, anti-immigrant Freedom Party faces heavy losses.

With most votes counted, PM Mark Rutte claimed victory for his centre-right VVD party. The centre-left Labour Party looks set to come a close second.

Both parties are set to take even more seats than opinion polls had suggested.

Anna Holligan reports from the Hague.

  • 13 Sep 2012
  • From the section Europe