Nuclear-free energy

Voters have rejected plans for a 45-year limit to Switzerland's nuclear power plants.

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About 5.2 million Swiss citizens, including registered members of the Swiss Abroad community, were eligible to take part in the November 27, 2016 ballot.

Votes on a broad range of issues, as well as elections, also took place in several cantons and communes across the country.

It was the fourth and final nationwide vote this year.