Green Party makes gains in Swiss vote | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 22, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:22 AM, October 22, 2019

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Green Party makes gains in Swiss vote

Switzerland’s Green Party made historic gains in national elections Sunday, while the anti-immigrant right wing remained the largest party in parliament despite a slip in its support. Definitive results confirmed a pre-vote forecast that rising concerns about climate change would trigger an electoral “green wave”. The results mark “a tectonic shift”, said Green Party president Regula Rytz, and the leftwing party called for the “urgent convening of a national climate summit”.

 

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