Switzerland will hold a referendum next week in which voters will be asked to decide whether foreigners who have been found guilty of murder, rape, drugs trafficking and other serious offences should be deported. The proposal comes from the conservative Swiss People’s Party (SVP) – the country’s largest. Last year the SVP backed a referendum banning the construction of new minarets on mosques in Switzerland.
The campaign controversy on that occasion was over the party’s advertising poster showing a group of white sheep kicking a black sheep off the Swiss flag. This time it is two contrasting images that are arousing passions.
The first is a rear view of four young women holding hands and standing in the shallows of Lake Zurich.
The second sh0ws a group wallowing in muddy water wearing scarves.
Voting is on 28 November.
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