Militia army system under public scrutiny

Swiss voters went to the polls to decide on a proposal to scrap conscription and replace the militia system with a professional army. As part of the third set of nationwide ballots in 2013, citizens also had the final say on a law to ease opening hours for shopping at petrol station and rules governing vaccination campaigns.

Vote September 22, 2013
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Issue at stake - Conscription
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Issue at stake - Petrol station shops

Service station shops Voting on what to buy at night

Whether you’re allowed to buy sausages or eggs at a petrol station shop in the middle of the night: this is what the Swiss are voting on in September.

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Issue at stake - Epidemics law
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