Timeline: Initatives and Referendums on Immigration in Switzerland

2014-08-23T19:36:00Z (GMT) by Didier Ruedin

Timeline of popular initatives and referendums on immigration in Switzerland, 1960 to July 2014. Red shades denote anti-immigrant initiatives and referendums; green shades denote pro-immigrant initiatives and referendums.

Pink = anti-immigrant initiative or referendum that was defeated at the polls (=failed). Very light pink = anti-immigrant initiative or referendum that was stopped (too few signatures, withdrawn, etc.). Dark red = anti-immigrant initiative or referendum that was supported at the polls (=success). Two anti-immigrant initiatives are given in light purple: they are prepared (signatures collected etc.) and are awaiting being put to the polls.

Light green = pro-immigrant initiative or referendum that was defeated at the polls (=failure). Very light green = pro-immigrant initiative or referendum that was stopped (too few signatures, withdrawn, etc.). Dark green = pro-immigrant initiative or referendum that was supported at the polls (=success).