: Official results of Dutch vote on Ukraine announced

18:20 Apr. 12, 2016

Official results of Dutch vote on Ukraine announced

A voter stands in a polling booth as they cast their vote in the EU-Ukraine trade and association agreement referendum in the Leidschenveen neighborhood of The Hague, Netherlands, on April 6, 2016 (Getty Images)

61% of Dutch voters say 'No' to ratifying E.U.-Ukraine deal 

On April 12, the Dutch Electoral Council has released the official results of the referendum on the Ukraine-E.U. Association Agreement.

The turnout was 32.28%, with 61% of voters opposing the ratification and 38.21% voting for it.

On April 6, people in The Netherlands went to the polls to decide in favour or against deeper cooperation between Ukraine and the E.U.

Read also France, Germany to back Ukraine pact despite Dutch 'No' vote - Hollande, Merkel

Watch also Ukraine Today's interviews of the #DUTCHINUA project

Experts say the non-binding referendum itself is not just a test for Ukraine but for European unity.

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