Moutier vote The many faces of democracy By Balz Rigendinger Politics Direct democracy ... Print comment See in other languages: 6 See in other languages: 6 Languages: 6 (de) Gesichter der Demokratie (es) Rostros de la democracia (fr) Les visages de la démocratie (it) I volti della democrazia (ru) «Moutier, mon cœur», или Лица демократии (zh) 瑞士的民主长这样 "Deep down, I knew we were going to win," says Valentin Zuber, spokesman for the committee "Moutier - a town of Jura". "I'm so happy. So many people got out to vote, it shows that a majority really want this change." Two pro-Bernese voters take the defeat badly. A sea of Jura flags submerged the town of Moutier after the results were announced. Pascal Tobler, spokesman of the pro-Bernese organization "the boars", was one of the losers. Nevertheless, he said, "for me, the Jura question is now resolved." The mayor of Moutier was delighted with the result: "the people have voted for a brighter future, in a canton which embodies its history, shares its cultural identity, and is socially and economically similar." Marcelle Forster-Boivin feels strongly Bernese. "To move a regional border by 12 kilometres, in this day and age, seems to me simply incomprehensible," she said. Geneviève Aubry, 84, long led the battle against the very creation of the canton of Jura. A yes for the future, a moment forever. Even among the youngest, who never witnessed the most tense period of the Jura debates, the emotions ran high on Sunday. A pro-Jura voter is defiant in victory. Bildergalerie von Valentin Zuber This content was published on June 19, 2017 3:50 PMJun 19, 2017 - 15:50 It is always men and women who write history. In Moutier, Sunday, these men and women decided by a slim majority to join a new region, Jura.(Texte: Balz Rigendinger, photos: Rolf Neeser & Keystone) Neuer Inhalt Horizontal Line subscription form Form for signing up for free newsletter. Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox. Email address Top stories (weekly) Latest news (daily) Business (weekly) Politics (weekly) Society (weekly) Fintech (monthly) Click here to see more newsletters swissinfo EN The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired. swissinfo.ch Join us on Facebook!