Federal votes: Latin Switzerland – German-speaking Switzerland divide on health initiatives

Federal votes: Latin Switzerland – German-speaking Switzerland divide on health initiatives
Federal votes: Latin Switzerland – German-speaking Switzerland divide on health initiatives
Initiatives to limit health premiums and health costs divide the Swiss.

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A popular majority is emerging in favor of the two health initiatives of the PS and the Center put to a vote on June 9, but a division appears between the regions. French-speaking Switzerland is clearly favorable, while the German-speaking people are divided, even opposed.

For a popular initiative to be adopted, a double majority of the people and the cantons is required. As it stands, it is impossible to prejudge the outcome of the vote at the cantonal level, warns Friday the first “SSR Trend” survey, carried out by the Gfs institute.

In French-speaking Switzerland and Ticino, respectively 71% and 73% of the population say they are ready to vote for the PS initiative wanting to limit health premiums to 10% of income. Beyond Sarine, this rate drops to 50%. On the Swiss average, 56% of respondents are “resolutely for” or rather “for” and 40% against.

Same divide for the Center’s text in favor of curbing health costs: the yes vote is in the minority in German-speaking Switzerland but clearly in the majority in the Latin regions. In Switzerland, 52% lean yes and 41% no.

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