Referendum


Referendum
   For some years now, Dutch democracyhas had non binding—consultative or corrective—plebiscites. Such referendums are valid only when a majority consists of at least 30 percent of all people on the electoral roll (the Dutch system does not have compul sory voting). On the municipal level, some other types are also pos sible, for example, the choice between two mayoral candidates. This was the “meager” result after a long struggle for the introduction of the referendum by the political party Democraten 1966 (D66)from its founding in 1966. In 2005, the first consultative referendum was organized about the ratification of the proposed European Union (EU) constitution. A majority of 61.5 percent of voters rejected the proposal (participation: 63.3 percent).

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. . 2012.

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