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Checking “alternative facts” in a Swiss vote campaign

FACT CHECK

By Geraldine Wong Sak Hoi

FEB 2, 2017 

Some campaigners claim that Islamist extremists could obtain the Swiss passport under a proposed facilitated naturalisation procedure, as this poster from the youth wing of the Swiss People’s Party in canton Schwyz shows. 654 more words

The Muslim Times

Swiss politician Christoph Blocher escapes knife attack uninjured

VIENNA – A senior official in the right-wing Swiss People’s Party, Christoph Blocher, escaped unharmed after being attacked by a man carrying a knife after a political debate in Zurich on Saturday, Zurich police said. 100 more words

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A wealthy Swiss village has chosen to pay a $300,000 fine rather than accept just 10 refugees

Faced with the choice of taking in handful of refugees or paying a hefty fine, a Swiss village opted for the fine.

Residents of Oberwil-Lieli—which has 300 millionaires in its population of 2,200—voted against taking in a government-imposed quota of asylum seekers in… 243 more words

Swiss voters 'reject' plan to expel foreigners for minor crimes

People in Switzerland are on course to reject a plan to automatically expel foreigners who commit minor crimes, early projections suggest. The proposal has been put forward by the right-wing Swiss People’s Party. 223 more words

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