Voters in Switzerland reject proposed constitutional amendment on immigration
28 September 2020
Parliament of Switzerland (photo credit: Josar Photos/flickr)
Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a bid to slash immigration from the EU, leaving free movement in the heart of Europe intact [ . . . ] The initiative, backed by the populist right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) -- Switzerland's largest party -- had been opposed by the government, parliament, unions, employer organizations and all other political parties out of fear it would jeopardize overall relations with the bloc. SVP's initiative called for Switzerland to revise its constitution to ensure it can handle immigration policy autonomously.
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