Switzerland votes on relaxing its citizenship rules

Will third-generation immigrants get an easier path to Swiss citizenship? Will corporations get tax breaks and highways more funding? All the results of today’s votes in Switzerland, as they come in.

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Voters in Switzerland are going to the polls to decide whether the country’s strict rules on citizenship should be relaxed.

Being born in Switzerland does not guarantee citizenship. Non-Swiss residents must typically wait 12 years before applying for citizenship.

It will directly affect those born in Switzerland, whose parents and grandparents also lived in the country permanently. Supporters of the plan to simplify the process argue that it is ridiculous to ask people who were born and have lived all their lives in Switzerland to prove that they are integrated.

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