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Dutch referendum: Outcome

Dutch referendum: Outcome



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Second "no" to the EU Constitution.

The Netherlands has rejected the EU constitution, with 61.6 percent voting against the text and 38.4 in favour, official results show. Turnout lied at 62.8 percent.

Reacting to the result, Dutch Prime Minister Jan-Peter Balkenende said his government "respected this outcome completely" although he was "very disappointed" with the result.

Download the pre-ballot assessment of the Dutch referendum campaign (English, 108 kB), written by Arjen Nijeboer (Referendumplattform, Netherlands), published by Notre Europe.

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