Monday, October 15, 2007

Dutch Democracy: Only 9% of Utrecht Electorate Participate in Referendum about Mayor

On 10 October 2007 a referendum took place between the two candidates for the office of Mayor of Utrecht, the fourth largest city in the Netherlands. The Municipality was committed to accept the outcome if at least 30% of the electorate voted. However, only 9% did so. Minister of Interior Guusje ter Horst (Labor Party) may now consider abolishing such referenda totally.

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