Swiss voters massively reject 'green' immigration cap

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The Swiss on Sunday flatly rejected a call for dramatic immigration cuts in the name of saving the environment, along with bids to scrap tax breaks for rich foreigners and hike the country's gold reserves.
Results from a majority of the country's 26 cantons showed voters spurning the so-called Ecopop initiative, which called for slashing immigration to reduce urban pressure on the Alpine nation's idyllic landscape.
Initial results nationwide showed 73 percent of voters said 'no' to Ecopop. Meanwhile, 61.6 percent rejected the call to ditch tax breaks for wealthy foreign residents, and 76,8 percent turned down the bid to force the country's central bank to boost its gold reserves to at least 20 percent of its holdings.


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