Right-wing MP wants Swiss to vote on global treaties
Just how much say should Swiss voters have on international treaties? One initiative going to the ballot next month would call for a mandatory referendum on international treaties. Today they only go to the public vote if someone collects 50,000 signatures to challenge it. The idea’s opposed by most political parties and the government warns it could create a democratic logjam. But proponents like Swiss People’s Party MP Luzi Stamm say the fears are overblown. In fact, he tells WRS’s Jordan Davis the more direct democracy, the better:
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