Geneva government urges voters to reject Swiss People's Party anti-immigration initiative
The Geneva cantonal government is breaking with a tradition and urging voters to reject the Swiss People’s Party’s immigration initiative – saying if it passes, it will suffocate the canton.
Normally cantons hold back from commenting on federal votes.
But the Geneva president, Antonio Hodgers, says the issue is fundamental to the canton.
He points out the recent border closures during lockdown highlighted how the movement of people is vital. It’s not just workers who are affected – but families and social exchanges.
He’s joined by Pierre Maudet, the Economic Development Minister, who says if the vote passes companies may leave Geneva which will lead to severe budgetary implications.
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