Balkenende beats Bos

Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende (Christian Democrats) has pulled ahead of Labour (PvdA) leader Wouter Bos in the popularity stakes. In the latest Maurice de Hond poll, 53% chose Balkenende over Bos (40%). The two stood neck and neck just a month ago.

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