Today, Swiss voters voted on whether to make it illegal to finance any form of weapons production or invest in any company making weapons.
With 57.45% of voters opposed to the ban and 42.55% in favour of it, the margin was convincing. Polls just before the vote suggested only 41% would vote in favour of the plan.
The only cantons with majorities in favour of the ban were Basel-City, Neuchâtel, Geneva and Jura.
In addition, the initiative was convincingly rejected by the cantons – 3 1/2 for and 17 5/2 against.