Dutch withdrawal from the European Union

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The Dutch withdrawal from the European Union, colloquially also labeled "Nexit", a term composed of "Netherlands" and "exit," refers to the case of The Netherlands leaving the European Union.[1]

Polling[edit]

A poll by the Pew Research Center in June 2016, conducted before the British referendum, found 51% of the Dutch respondents to have a positive view of the European Union towards and 46% a negative view.[2] Another poll, by peil.nl in the aftermath of the British referendum, found 50% of Dutch respondents to be against a similar referendum in their country, with 46% of respondents favour remaining in the EU compared to 43% against remaining.[1]

Political initiatives[edit]

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte called the possibility of a referendum "utterly irresponsible".[1] Political parties advocating a referendum on European Union membership are the right-wing populist[3][4] Party for Freedom and Forum for Democracy[5], as well as the Libertarian Party, the Socialist Party and 50PLUS[6].

Public opinion[edit]

Date(s) conducted Polling Firm Sample Remain Leave Undecided Lead
11–13 September 2018 Ipsos 1,017 55% 21% 24% 34%
6 March–7 April 2017 Pew Research 1,006 80% 18% 2% 62%
5–7 July 2016 EenVandaag 25,681 53% 39% 8% 14%
23 June 2016 The United Kingdom votes to leave the EU.
10–20 June 2016 EenVandaag 27,000 45% 48% 7% 3%
27–31 May 2016 TNS Public Affairs 981 49% 22% 18% 27%
4–7 March 2016 I&O Research 2,510 67% 22% 11% 45%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lyons, Kate (27 June 2016). "Frexit, Nexit or Oexit? Who will be next to leave the EU". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Euroscepticism on rise in Europe, poll suggests". BBC News. 6 June 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  3. ^ Pauwels, Teun (2014). Populism in Western Europe: Comparing Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands. Routledge. pp. 117–118. ISBN 9781317653912.
  4. ^ Merijn Oudenampsen (2013). "Explaining the Swing to the Right: The Dutch Debate on the Rise of Right-Wing Populism". In Ruth Wodak, Majid KhosraviNik, Brigitte Mral. Right-Wing Populism in Europe: Politics and Discourse. A&C Black. p. 191.
  5. ^ "Forum voor Democratie". Forumvoordemocratie.nl. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  6. ^ Kees Pieters. "Zo denkt politiek Den Haag over een NEXIT-referendum". Politiek.tpo.nl. Retrieved 2018-09-22.

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