Basic income, in vitro babies and asylum reform

On June 5, 2016, voters decided against introducing an unconditional basic income for all, public services reform and boosting road finance. Plans to speed up asylum procedures and a law on preimplantation genetic screening were approved

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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 June 5, 2016 ballot.

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

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

Interactive graphic Vote results: June 5, 2016

Voters decided on five nationwide issues on June 5: the introduction of an unconditional basic income for all; how to implement a law ...

Direct democracy What’s a referendum?

Switzerland gives its citizens the chance to play a direct part in political decision-making. Although direct democracy is not unique to ...

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

Switzerland gives its citizens the chance to play a direct part in political decision-making. Although direct democracy is not unique to ...

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Explore 600 national votes How direct democracy has grown over the decades

The number of issues put to vote has increased considerably since the 1970s. The graphics present more than 600 nationwide votes since 1848.