Swiss head towards popular vote on US fighter jets purchase


The Stop-F-35 alliance questions the Swiss government purchase of the US made F-35 fighter jet that they claim is too expensive and has many technical problems. – AFP pic, August 16, 2022.

A SWISS alliance seeking to block the purchase of F-35A fighter jets handed over enough signatures to the authorities today to force a popular vote on the issue.

The left-leaning Stop-F-35 alliance handed over the 100,000 signatures required under Switzerland’s direct democracy system to take any subject to a vote.


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