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News ID: 50923
Publish Date: 23:11 - 07 March 2021
Sunday, 07 March 2021 (YJC)_ Swiss voters narrowly backed a ban on full face coverings in public places.

Swiss voters narrowly back 'burqa ban'Swiss voters on Sunday (Mar 7) narrowly backed a ban on full face coverings in public places - a decision hailed by supporters as a move against radical Islam but branded sexist and racist by opponents.

Official results showed that 51.21 per cent of voters, and a majority of federal Switzerland's cantons, supported the proposal

Some 1,426,992 voters were in favour of the ban, while 1,359,621 were against, on a 50.8 percent turnout.

The so-called anti-burqa vote comes after years of debate in Switzerland following similar bans in other European countries - and in some Muslim-majority states - despite women in Islamic full-face veils being an exceptionally rare sight in Swiss streets.

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