In the Netherlands the referendum on Association between Ukraine and the EU could fail due to low turnout

Almost half of Dutch not aware of the referendum on the Association Agreement EU-Ukraine, which will take place on 6 April. These data come from the TNS Nipo survey, said the publication De Telegraaf.

So, sociologists have found that on the referendum don’t know 49% of inhabitants of the Netherlands. «It seems that too few people will vote», — notes the edition.

In particular, only 21% of respondents said that «of course» will go to a referendum. Another 28% are not sure what will. The newspaper reminds that the results of the Advisory referendum shall be counted only if the voter turnout at 30%.

According to the survey, 33% of respondents intend to vote against the Association Agreement with Ukraine, 23% will vote for. A further 32% of respondents are undecided.

As reported, according to the results of another poll, 38% of Dutch will vote in a referendum in April against the ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU and 32% in support.

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6 April 2016 in the Netherlands will take place the Advisory referendum on the Association Agreement EU — Ukraine. The vote is taken on the question: «are You «for» or «against» the ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU?» The referendum was initiated by a group GeenPeil.

The results of the referendum were consultative in nature and not binding on the government. In addition, the turnout should be at least 30% to have the referendum considered valid.

Currently the Association Agreement already ratified by both houses of the Parliament of the Netherlands. However, according to the law, which came into force in the country on 1 July, virtually any parliamentarians voted for the document can be submitted to a referendum, if it is collected 300 thousand signatures.

Note, the Russian propaganda machine is directly and indirectly trying to discredit the image of Ukraine in Europe, to disrupt its current Western geopolitical choice.

Dutch deputies from the party «Democracy-66» has addressed with the request to the MFA of the Netherlands to clarify whether there is any indication of Russia’s influence on the forthcoming referendum.

It was also reported that in the Netherlands are planning to make a series about corruption communications of the European Commission with the Ukrainians. Also Europeans have twice tried to scare the fake terrorists from the regiment «Azov».

Ukrainian volunteers took off for residents of the Netherlands a video in which he refuted the false key points of Russian propaganda and urged residents of the country in the referendum to support the Association of Ukraine and the European Union.




In the Netherlands the referendum on Association between Ukraine and the EU could fail due to low turnout 26.02.2016

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