"Ray Of Light"
The Netherlands emphatically rejected the European Union constitution in a referendum on Wednesday, an exit poll showed, deepening a crisis in the bloc and potentially dooming a treaty already spurned by France.
Interview/NSS projected the "No" camp had won 63 percent of votes based on an exit poll to 37 percent for the "Yes" camp with voter turnout at an estimated 62 percent -- well above the 39 percent that voted in European Parliament elections in 2004.
Leading "No" campaigner Geert Wilders, seen as an heir to Fortuyn, called on Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende to resign and call new elections.
New elections are not due until 2007 and Balkenende has insisted he would not quit if voters rejected the charter.