Dutch people shoot down Ukraine referendum; Voter turnout tops 30 pct.
On Wednesday the Netherlands voted “no” in the referendum on the association agreement between the EU and the Ukraine. According to preliminary results, the turnout was 32.2 percent, more than the minimum 30 percent for the referendum to be considered valid, NU.nl reports.
All votes were counted around midnight. 61.1 percent voted against the referendum, 38.1 percent voted for.
Of the four big cities, only Utrecht reached the 30 percent threshold limit. There the majority of 57.4 percent voted “yes” in the referendum. Amsterdam was also in favor of the association agreement with 52 percent voting for, the voter turnout was 26.8 percent.
The other two large cities were against the association agreement. In Rotterdam 64 percent voted “no”, voter turnout 24.4 percent. In The Hague 58.9 percent were against, voter turnout 28.2 percent.