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Switzerland: Populist SVP celebrate victory in anti-immigrant labour referendum01:32

Switzerland: Populist SVP celebrate victory in anti-immigrant labour referendum

Switzerland, Cureglia
September 25, 2016 at 21:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

The right-wing populist Swiss People's Party (SVP) celebrated the victory for the ‘Ours First’ initiative, which aims to give preference to local workers over foreign ones, in Cureglia, Saturday.

The initiative won with a 58% margin in Cureglia. Marchesi described the vote as ‘historical’, saying: “Today Ticino shows that there is a problem in our job market: a lot of foreign workers are called to replace local workers and it’s not good. The initiative has been approved with the vast majority, and starting tomorrow we have to work to find a good law to apply it.”

Switzerland: Populist SVP celebrate victory in anti-immigrant labour referendum01:32
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The right-wing populist Swiss People's Party (SVP) celebrated the victory for the ‘Ours First’ initiative, which aims to give preference to local workers over foreign ones, in Cureglia, Saturday.

The initiative won with a 58% margin in Cureglia. Marchesi described the vote as ‘historical’, saying: “Today Ticino shows that there is a problem in our job market: a lot of foreign workers are called to replace local workers and it’s not good. The initiative has been approved with the vast majority, and starting tomorrow we have to work to find a good law to apply it.”

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