Preliminary results of the voting say it’s 38.1% of Yes votes against 61.1% of votes opposing the Association Agreement, with another 0.8% of the ballots recognized as void, UNIAN reports.
The final results of the referendum will be announced on April 12. The Dutch government is yet to decide on ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement given the non-binding nature of the referendum, which is advisory to the authorities.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the government would analyze step by step what its response should be to the outcome of the referendum, adding that he will consult with the EU partners and the Dutch parliament. It may take weeks, or even months, according to Rutte.
For this advisory referendum to be deemed valid, at least 30% of eligible voters had to cast their ballots.