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Enforcement of deportation initiative

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Second Gotthard road tunnel

Home improvement vs high-tech future Yes, the Gotthard tunnel needs to be safer. But how?

Advocates of doubling the Gotthard road tunnel maintain that the accident risk can be reduced only if there are two one-way segments. But ...

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Tax breaks for married couples

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Banning speculation with food commodities

Leftwing initiative Bid to end financial speculation on foodstuffs

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About 5.2 million Swiss citizens, including registered members of the Swiss Abroad community, were eligible to take part in the February 28, 2016 ballot.

Votes on a broad range of issues, as well as elections, also took place in several cantons and communes across the country.

It was the first in a series of up to four nationwide ballots this year.

Direct democracy What’s a people’s or citizens’ initiative?

Swiss citizens can either propose legislation of their own, or work to defeat legislation already approved by parliament.

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