Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/24/2011

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/24/2011A final phase of the elections to the Dutch Senate was held yesterday, and the ruling coalition (VVD and CDA, supported by the PVV) did not gain an absolute majority, but fell one vote short. Consequently the coalition will look to gain the support of a single senator from a small party of devout Christians, the SGP. This is widely expected to push the coalition to support more conservative social positions as favored by the Christian party.

In other news, the ash cloud from the new volcanic eruption in Iceland is disrupting flights to Europe from Iceland, and also long-distance flights that pass close to Iceland. However, vulcanologists do not expect the ash to move high enough to be blown over Europe itself and ground air traffic there, as happened with last year’s volcanic eruption.

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