First projection: Swiss reject tough foreigner extradition law

A plan to expel any foreigner who commits a minor or serious crime receives a clear rejection from Swiss voters, a first projection from a referendum shows.

The returns show that 59 per cent voted against the controversial initiative launched by the right-wing People's Party (SVP), according to the projection.

The outcome was the result of a strong campaign of opponents who ranged across the political spectrum and who had argued that the tough new rules could damage Switzerland's political system, pollster Claude Longchamp told national broadcaster SRF.

Last update: Sun, 28/02/2016 - 14:05

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