That’s what the standings are all about

50.7 percent yes to the group initiative and still no – how can that be? The reason for this at first glance strange voting result is the number of stands. In order for a popular initiative to be accepted, not only the majority of the voters in Switzerland as a whole have to say yes, but also the population in the majority of the cantons.

And she didn’t do that on Sunday. In 14.5 cantons – the half-cantons only have half a professional vote – the population said no to the initiative.

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