This coming Sunday 5 June 2016, Swiss will vote on a number of federal and cantonal initiatives. The five votes on the federal ballot this Sunday are set out in this article.
The vote attracting the greatest international attention is the proposal to pay every adult an unconditional income of CHF 2,500 a month, and every child CHF 625. Those behind the vote think machines will replace human workers and people will need to be paid for the jobs they would have had. Others think it will free people from dreary work, unleashing their creativity to the benefit of all. Opponents argue there will be no one left to do dull but essential work that robots can’t do, while others think the project would be ruinously expensive. And those such as Cédric Tille, a professor at the Graduate institute in Geneva, think there will be plenty of new jobs to replace the old ones lost.
- Unconditional basic income initiative.
- Is making profit good for Switzerland’s state-owned companies?
- Initiative to counter the law on reproductive medicine.
- Free legal advice for asylum seekers. Sensible or naive?
- Are Swiss drivers being unfairly milked?
Le News will publish results on Sunday once the votes are counted.