Switzerland - Poll indicates failure of basic income referendum - April 30, 2016

A proposal to introduce an unconditional basic income appears to enjoy little public support. A poll published ahead of a nationwide referendum on 5 June shows the campaign failing to convince voters and heading for a defeat, with just 24% of respondents in favour. There are five issues on the ballot sheet. Next to the initiative to introduce an unconditional basic income, there is a proposal by consumer rights groups to boost public services and a plan by the political right to provide extra tax funds to road transport. Two decisions by parliament are also at stake, a reform of the asylum laws and a law on the pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.

English: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/in-depth/vote-june … 

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