Swiss vote on 'burqa ban'

Switzerland was voting on Sunday on whether to ban full facial coverings in public places, despite women in Islamic full-face veils being an exceptionally rare sight in Swiss streets. Polls indicate a slim majority supports the move, in a vote that comes after years of debate following similar bans in other European countries – and in some Muslim-majority states. The outcome of the vote is uncertain, Swiss political scientist Claude Longchamp said on his Zoonpoliticon website. Despite the polls, it should be a “tight result with a slight advantage for no”, he said, based on the way opinion pol…

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