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(Keystone)

Being openly Republican in Switzerland and Europe is not easy, according to Edward Patrick Flaherty, co-chairman of Republicans Abroad Switzerland.

“It’s like being parachuted in behind enemy lines, being a Republican in Europe and Switzerland. It’s always difficult to fight your corner as you are always up against an 80-90 per cent opposition,” he told swissinfo.ch.

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