Switzerland to re-run referendum because “voters were not given full information”
Switzerland has overturned a nationwide referendum after it was found that voters were not given full information.
The Swiss, who run numerous referendums to dictate government policy, held the poll in February 2016 to decide whether married couples and co-habiting partners should pay the same tax.
Voters rejected the proposal, with 50.8 per cent against and 49.2 per cent in favour.
But the supreme court has now voided the result on the grounds that voters were not given full information, and the vote must be re-run.
People have been quick to point out parallels to Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.
Claims that the NHS will receive £350 million a week have been disproved, as has Turkey’s accession to EU and any notion of a positive economic outcome.
The Swiss will go back to the polls after the Swiss government told voters just 80,000 of married couples were paying more tax than couples living together.
The true figure was almost half a million, the government later said.
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