Switzerland: Deportation initiative brings minister to rural area to launch counter-initiative

Fri, Oct 15 2010 — Source: Swiss Info

It’s not every day a cabinet minister visits rural canton Fribourg, so when Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf attended a public debate in Wünnewil the locals turned out in force. The justice minister was there to launch the government’s counter-initiative to a rightwing proposal to tighten the rules on the deportation of criminal foreigners. A nationwide vote on the issue takes place on November 28.

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