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Direct democracy to recommence in September with extensive list to vote on

National News // April 30, 2020

Direct democracy has also been on hold during the lockdown – so voters will have an extensive list to vote on in September. 

Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash Direct democracy to recommence in September with extensive list to vote on

The Federal Council says it accepts there will be many issues to vote on at the same time – but believes it’s acceptable. 

The main federal votes will be on stopping the free movement of labour with the EU – if it passes it would threaten the country’s relationship with the bloc. 

Also, voters will be choosing on whether to offer two-week paternity leave, cutting tax for parents, whether the country should buy new fighter jets at a cost of CHF 6bn and make changes to the hunting law. 

All the issues – together with many local votes – will be held on September 27th. 

 

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