The vast majority of Dutch people who went to the polls in the Netherlands on Wednesday to express their opinion on the proposed association agreement between the EU and Kiev have rejected it, an exit poll has shown.
Sixty-four percent voted against the Netherlands ratifying the treaty, which would strengthen economic and political ties between the 28-nation bloc and Kiev, an exit poll conducted by the Ipsos center shows. Some 36 percent of the voters supported the move, the exit poll has shown.
In order for the referendum to be considered valid, at least 30 percent of the population eligible to vote must cast their ballots. The validity of Wednesday’s non-binding referendum is still unclear. While the Ipsos exit poll indicated a 29 percent turnout, a second exit poll showed a turnout of 32 percent, Reuters reported.