‘Swissexit?’ Referendum in Switzerland could lead to Brexit-style break from EU


The franchise on November 25 will determine whether Swiss legislation should prove superior over international laws and agreements, in a vote that has echoes of Brexit. Switzerland’s electorate commitment vote on the ‘Self-determination initiative’, which could lead to constitutional revise. The popular vote could also lead to a form of “Swissexit” from up to date EU rules – two-and-a-half years after Britain voted to leave the EU.

Promoters backing a vote to regain more control from Swiss laws keep adopted the slogan “Swiss law, not foreign judges”.

The government claimed “intercontinental treaties safeguard our interests”.

A government statement said: “The initiative seeks to transform the way in which Switzerland treats international agreements if there is any ‘conflict’ between those harmonies and constitutional law.

“It aims to lay down in the Constitution what should happen when a in fashion initiative is incompatible in certain areas with an international agreement.

“In such a place, Switzerland should in future consistently seek to ensure that the Constitution fiddle astounds precedence: it will not be able to apply the agreement unless it is approved by referendum.

“It when one pleases also have to amend the agreement by renegotiating it with the relevant countries.

“If that is not on, it will have to withdraw from the agreement.”

Switzerland has access to the European prevalent market through the free movement of people and can also enter into its own dealings agreements.

It is estimated that more than 33 percent of tenor Swiss legislation comes from European law.

The Eurosceptic right-wing Swiss People’s Gang (UDC) has previously fought referendums on expelling foreigners who break the law, providing legit support for asylum seekers, naturalisation and the abolition of Switzerland’s public transmitting.

This month’s referendum will decide if Swiss legislation is get ahead above international law in a move that could see Switzerland leave the European Custom of Human Rights.

Among the measures that will be voted for on November 25 are whether to ban acrimonious the horns of cows and goats.

Additional reporting by Maria Ortega.

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