Dutch referendum shows narrow majority against intelligence services law

Thursday 22 March 2018 | 11:29 CET | News
The "No" camp narrowly took the majority for the Dutch referendum on the new Intelligence and Security Services Act (Wiv). Various media reports said this seemed to be the case so far. About 80 percent of the votes had been counted at 7.00 am, with 49 percent against and 47 percent for.

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