Popular initiative against the construction of minarets

Voting of 29 November 2009

Keywords: Votes | Religion

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What is it about?

On 29 November 2009, the Swiss people and cantons voted in favour of the popular initiative entitled "Against the Construction of Minarets". In doing so, they also voiced their approval of a new provision in the Swiss constitution: "The construction of minarets is prohibited" (article 72, paragraph 3). This new provision entered into force immediately. It does not affect the four existing minarets in Zurich, Geneva, Winterthur and Wangen, however.

Further information

Further information

Press conference of 29 November 2009



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