Voting lacklustre in Dutch EU yardstick poll

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte casts his vote in the referendum on the ratification of the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine, in The Hague, on April 6, 2016Dutch voters went to the polls Wednesday in a referendum over building closer European ties with Ukraine, but sluggish turnout raised doubts about whether the ballot, seen as a barometer of anti-EU feeling, would even be valid. Voters were being asked if they support the European Union’s association agreement with Ukraine, which aims to foster better trade relations with the war-torn country and former Soviet satellite.

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