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Swiss Reject Strict Immigration Limits

Swiss voters have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to impose radical limits on immigration, a referendum opponents have labelled xenophobic and disastrous for the economy. Initial results showed 73 percent of voters saying "no" to the so-called Ecopop initiative. The proposal would have capped immigration growth at 0.2 percent of the population, or an addition of 16,000 people annually instead of the current rate of roughly 80,000 per year.  It also called for Switzerland...

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