Migration fears tilt Swiss elections to the right

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Swiss surge to the right in the election

Europe’s migration issues played a role in the record results for the Swiss People’s Party (Schweizerische Volkspartei – SVP) in national elections held Sunday, October 18th, 2015.

Paul Dallison, reporting for Politico, writes:

Already the country’s largest party, the SVP won 28 percent of the vote, according to the broadcaster SRF, a rise in support of 1.5 percentage points since the last election, in 2011. That would give the party 65 seats in the 200-seat parliament.

The ATS news agency says the SVP will win 64 seats. SRF puts the Social Democrats on 44 seats, the pro-business Liberal Party on 33 and the Christian Democrats on 28. An increase in support for the Liberals is likely to make the next government more right-leaning.

Paul Dallison

Read the entire article: http://www.politico.eu/article/swiss-surge-to-the-right-in-election-svp-blocher/

The SVP remained the strongest party in German-speaking areas of Switzerland.


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