Switzerland -Controversial referendum on limiting migration -December 03, 2014

Voters in Switzerland have decisively rejected a proposal to introduce severe immigration quotas. (The Ecopop group sought to limit immigration to 0.2% of net population growth – effectively about 16,000 people annually.)

Voters in Switzerland have decisively rejected a proposal to introduce severe immigration quotas. The trade unions campaigned against the initiative that was advocated by the so-called Ecopop group. It sought to limit immigration to 0.2% of net population growth – effectively about 16,000 people annually. Over the past few years, net immigration was about 80,000 people on average. The country's 26 cantons rejected the proposal, with about 74% of people voting no in the referendum. In the weeks before the referendum observers found it difficult to judge how the 30 November vote would swing.

English: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe ...  

http://www.dw.de/switzerland-tackles-immigration-yet-again ...  

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/-ecopop-campaign-takes-to-the-streets ...  


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