Just over half - 52 percent - of Dutch voters are in favor of holding a referendum on the new organ donation law, according to the weekly poll by Maurice de Hond.
Statements by DENK leader Tunahan Kuzu suggesting that elderly people with an immigration background are discriminated against in the Dutch healthcare system, led to disbelief and outrage among medical practitioners in the Netherlands. "This clearly fits into the election campaign", Rene Heman, chairman of Dutch doctors federation KNMG, said to newspaper AD.
Interior Minister Ronald Plasterk can not guarantee that no fraud was committed in the collection of signatures in support of the Ukraine referendum, he said in response to questions from law firm Bureau Brandeis on the matter.
A data leak from Dutch voting guide Stemwijzer, the only one online as yet, revealed which parties are most often recommended to people. After answering 30 questions, most people got the PVV recommended to them, followed by the PvdA. GeenPeil and Forum voor Democratie are at the bottom of the list.
GeenPeil, the intiators behind the referendum on the association agreement between the European Union and Ukraine in April, launched an campaign against a number of political parties, including the D66, VVD and PvdA. According to GeenPeil, these parties are ignoring the results of the referendum, NU.nl reports.
Nigel Farage, leader of the United Kingdom Independent Party, will be giving a speech in Amsterdam on April 4th, two days before the referendum about the association agreement with the Ukraine.