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Dutch pro EU constitution voters: “toff” voters
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Date: 6/10/05 at 6:04PM
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Like other analysts, Heldring remarked the difference between No and Yes voters was one of social and economic classes.
The few local authorities where the Yes voters prevailed, were enclaves for the rich like Rozendaal and Wassenaar.
In the city of Amsterdam, Heldring said, there were No majorities in all districts.
With two exceptions: the city center (“grachtengordel”), where the big houses of seventeenth century merchants along the canals are still popular with the rich today. And the south, also an affluent neighbourhood.
Heldring wrote that precisely these two districts were also the districts in Amsterdam, where the Dutch nazi party NSB won above average votes, when they first participated in elections in 1935 (the NSB scored well in places like Wassenaar as well).
On the Dutch results: here.
Monthly Review on Dutch and French results: here.
Comments on French (and Dutch) results: here.
Also from the Google cache:
Dutch no to EU constitution. More reactions
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Date: 6/1/05 at 8:47PM
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In The Netherlands, today there was the referendum on the proposed European Union constitution. Even more than the 55% in France, the majority voted no: 61,6%.
In Capelle aan de Ijssel, a town (not the same as Kapelle where he was born) where Prime Minister Balkenende lives now, 68,5% voted no.
Leidsch Dagblad daily of 2 June interviewed foreign students at Leiden University School of Management. The majority would have voted no.
Greek student Stavroula Moustaka said: Please, write down this: in Greece, the European constitution was rammed down the citizens’ throats without them having any say in it.
Many Greeks did not even know it happened! I am very angry on this, for, if their views would have been asked, they would certainly have voted no. Certainly I would!