Anti-immigration SVP wins Swiss election in swing to right

ZURICH (Reuters) – The anti-immigration Swiss People’s Party (SVP) won the biggest share of the vote in Sunday’s national parliamentary election, projections showed, keeping pressure on Bern to introduce quotas on people moving from the European Union.

Success for the Swiss People’s Party (SVP), coupled with gains made by the pro-business Liberal Party (FDP), led political commentators to talk of a “Rechtsrutsch” – a “slide to the right” – in Swiss politics.

Immigration was the central topic for voters amid a rush of asylum seekers from the Middle East and North Africa to Europe.

“The vote was clear,” SVP leader Toni Brunner told Swiss television. “The people are worried about mass migration to Europe.”

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1 thought on “Anti-immigration SVP wins Swiss election in swing to right”

  1. This is great news and this represents a change in people’s mindset as they are now realizing how mass immigration is changing their cultural identity in the hosts country which needs to be addressed. This is what Canada’s election candidates failed to address which I think was very disappointing.

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