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Swiss say no to speeding up phase-out of nuclear power plants

54.2% of voters against initiative to give nuclear reactors lifespan of only 45 years

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The Swiss government supports gradually shutting down the plants, including Leibstadt in Aargau (above), but it forcefully opposed the initiative.

Geneva

SWITZERLAND'S ageing nuclear reactors will keep running for the foreseeable future, after voters on Sunday rejected a call to speed up the phase-out of the plants.

A full 54.2 per cent of voters and an overwhelming majority of Switzerland's 26 cantons voted against an

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