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Switzerland | Voters resoundingly reject binding referendum that would have protected open space

The binding referendum under the Swiss system of direct democracy would have allowed a new building zone only if governments removed another area of at least the same size from land set aside for construction.


Opinion polls had shown initial strong support for the idea fading as opponents weighed in, arguing that the move could drive up already expensive housing costs.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-sprawl/swiss-voters-reject-plan-to-curb-urban-sprawl-idUSKCN1PZ0CS

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