Upcoming vote to confirm covid laws


One of the votes – out of a series of them – due in a couple of weeks is a referendum which will provide direct democracy cover to the Federal Council for the raft of laws it’s brought in during the pandemic.

But many anti-lockdown protestors say the information being given to voters is out of date as the law has changed since. 

Some parliamentarians from the Swiss People’s Party say the government is not taking the people seriously. 

If the people reject the law at the ballot box, all the covid powers the government has given itself will expire in September. 

But the government says that will also mean the legal backing to the financial aid being given to help those hit hard will also go.

But even if it does fail – the government will still have the powers to close businesses if it feels it necessary. 


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