PM hopes to form new cabinet by March

Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende hopes a new government will be formed between the Christian Democrats, ChristenUnie and PvdA(Labour) before the provincial elections on March 7. The provincial election results will determine the make-up of the Senate (Eerste Kamer) which has to approve new legislation.

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