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Swiss reject tighter immigration limit, projections show

Voters turn down initiative known as Ecopop by 74% to 26%; its opponents had called it xenophobic and ineffective

A banner against the Ecopop initiative is seen above a train buffer stop at the main railway station in Zurich in late October.


SWISS voters on Sunday rejected a referendum to introduce strict immigration quotas, a step that would have risked choking off economic growth and souring foreign relations.

Voters turned down the initiative known as Ecopop by 74 per cent to 26 per cent, according to