Majority of Swiss oppose strict immigration limits ahead of vote: poll

November 19, 2014 4:03 PM

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Majority of Swiss oppose strict immigration limits ahead of vote: poll

ZURICH (Reuters) - Most Swiss voters oppose proposals to place strict limits on immigration but support is rising before this month's national vote on the issue, a closely-watched survey showed on Wednesday.

The initiative, launched by environmentalist group Ecopop and opposed by the government, seeks to cap the number of new immigrants at just 0.2 percent of the resident population, equivalent to about 16,000 people per year. It would also earmark 10 percent of Switzerland's overseas development aid bu...

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