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Swiss Vote Rejects 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. The proposal to limit immigration growth to 0.2 percent of the population, or an addition of 16,000 people annually, was rejected by 74 percent of voters. Currently immigration is estimated at about 80,000 per year. The proposal also called for Switzerland to use 10 percent of its international development aid...

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