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Residents of the Swiss canton of St. Gallen have voted for the ban of a burqa - RIA Novosti, 9/23/2018


GENEVA, 23 Sep — RIA Novosti. Residents of the Swiss canton of St. Gallen have voted for a total ban on wearing a burqa in their region, follows from the data published on the official site of the canton. On Sunday in Switzerland there passes day of referenda. At the federal level citizens discuss a possibility of the ban of GMO of production and entering into the constitution of the provision on advance of cycling. At the same time each canton has the right to expose on vote and the subjects. Residents of St. Gallen on Sunday by a majority vote (nearly 67% of voices for at an appearance about 40%) have supported the initiative about amending the criminal code about the ban to hide a face in public places if it can pose threat to security. This initiative in September, 2017 was supported by parliament of the Canton of St. Gallen. A similar ban is already imposed in the neighboring Canton of Ticino. At the federal level of the power of Switzerland have rejected an initiative about the ban of wearing a burqa through the whole country earlier, having said that each canton has the right itself to make similar decisions.

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