ElectionGudie

June 1, 2005 Held

7,705,196
Voted
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Results

63%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:7,705,196
Valid Votes:7,646,415
Invalid Votes:58,781

Provisions

"Are you for or against approval by the Netherlands of the treaty establishing a constitution for Europe?"

Yes2,940,730

38.46

No4,705,685

61.54

More Info:

At stake in this Referendum:

  • New European Union Constitution

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen BEATRIX
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Jan Peter BALKENENDE
  • Assembly: Netherlands has a bicameral States General (Staten Generaal) consisting of the First Chamber (Eerste Kamer) with 75 seats and the Second Chamber (Tweede Kamer) with 150 seats.

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • Referendum to approve the new European Union Constitution. "Are you for or against approval by the Netherlands of the treaty establishing a constitution for Europe?"
    "Bent U voor of tegen instemming door Nederland met het verdrag tot vaststelling van een grondwet voor Europa?"

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 16,300,000 (May 2005 est)
  • Registered Voters: 12,172,740 ( 2005 )