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Swiss vote narrowly in favour of curbs on immigration from EU: Polling agency

Published on Feb 9, 2014 10:51 PM
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ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss voters on Sunday backed proposals to reintroduce immigration quotas with the European Union, a polling agency and Swiss television reported – a result that calls into question bilateral accords with the EU and could irk multinational companies.

In a nail-biting vote, 50.3 per cent backed the so-called Stop Mass Immigration initiative, which also won the required majority approval in more than half of Swiss cantons, or regions, Swiss television said.