Swiss vote empowers democracy

Andrew Guild writes on the success of the Swiss minaret referendum. In a display of popular public concern, the Swiss people have voted to ban the construction of minarets in their country, making the ruling a part of their national constitution. With 57.5% of the people voting in favour of the ban, it was a […]

Swiss nationalists dominate elections

Patriots in Switzerland show that political successes can be achieved. The Swiss People’s Party (the Schweizerische Volkspartei, or SVP) has received the highest vote ever recorded in Switzerland’s history in that country’s October 2007 elections. The SVP won 29% of the vote, making it the biggest party in the country. Now having 62 of the […]