From pogroms to political initiatives "You don't touch the sacred rights of the people!: Initiative, Referendum, Pogrom". Cartoon after the anti-minaret initiative in 2009. chappatte "I like. I don't like. I like, I don't like" [candidates for Swiss naturalisation]. In some Swiss communes the local assembly determines who has the right to a Swiss passport. chappatte chappatte "There are too many of us - foreigners out!" On February 9, 2014, a narrow majority of Swiss voters backed an initiative to curb immigration from EU member states. The results of the vote showed a wide city-countryside divide over this issue. chappatte "The only country in the world where you vote so nothing changes" [Polling office]. chappatte On September 22, 2013 voters in Italian-speaking Switzerland agreed to ban face-covering headgear in cantonal public places. chappatte In 2009 a majority of Swiss voters agreed to ban the building of new minarets in Switzerland. chappatte "A giant leap for me". Since 1992 Swiss citizens have voted on several initiatives rejecting the idea of joining the European Union. chappatte This content was published on February 8, 2015 - 17:00 February 8, 2015 - 17:00 swissinfo.ch Other languages: 6 Deutsch (de) Von Pogromen und anderen Volksrechten Español (es) De los pogromos a otros derechos populares 中文 (zh) 瑞士与欧盟关系漫画 Français (fr) Des pogroms aux autres droits populaires 日本語 (ja) スイス国民の神聖なる権利 Italiano (it) Dai pogrom ad altri diritti popolari Share Facebook Twitter E-mail Print Copy link More More The ethics of artificial intelligence The challenges are immense for Switzerland, which is one of the leading developers of artificial intelligence (AI). You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us! If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sort by Newest first Oldest first Load more Read more More More ʻDirect democracy is sometimes like an internet forumʼ This content was published on Feb 8, 2015 Feb 8, 2015 The Swiss approach voting with a refreshing “studious enthusiasm”, jokes Swiss cartoonist Patrick Chappatte. However, over the past 15 years direct... More More Swiss federal elections 2023 It's time to decide who sits in the Swiss parliament by casting your vote in the federal elections on October 22. Here's our election guide.