Netherlands rejects initiative to hold "Nexit" referendum

The Dutch parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected an initiative for a vote on the Netherland's EU membership.

Only 14 of the 75 delegates supported the proposal by Geert Wilders, a member of the country's right-wing populist Party for Freedom, who had promised a referendum if he was elected.

Wilders had called on the government to hold a "Nexit" vote as soon as possible. However, a referendum on the Netherland's membership in the bloc is not possible in the current legal situation.

Last update: Fri, 08/07/2016 - 18:56

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