Exit polls show Swiss voting against quick nuclear power exit

27.11.2016 - Swiss - Deutsche Welle

Exit polls show Swiss voting against quick nuclear power exit
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In a referendum, Swiss voters came out against a quick phaseout of nuclear power. The main institutional opponents of the measure were the government and energy companies. Voters have decided against a timetable that would see Switzerland stop using nuclear power by 2029. A projection by public broadcaster SRF showed a 55 percent rejection of the referendum with votes from eight of 26 cantons counted. A majority of cantons voted against the plan in Sunday’s referendum. According to the Swiss direct democracy system, proposals require a majority of both cantons and votes to pass. Promoted by the Green Party, the proposal would have called on the government to close three of the country’s … read more

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