Ban on foreigners may appear in the constitution of Switzerland

Ban on foreigners may appear in the constitution of Switzerland

Christoph Blocher, one of the leaders of the Swiss People's Party, called for constitutional change. According to the leader of the SVP, provisions about quota for immigrants should be added to the constitution, according ee24.com citing thelocal.ch.

6 weeks passed from the date of the referendum, in which Swiss citizens voted to  abolish the agreement with the EU on the free movement of citizens. But the government has three more years to create a system of quotas for immigrants from the EU.

Blocher believes that the authorities will seek to minimize the consequences of the referendum and refuse to establish severe restrictions for foreigners. To strict quotas were introduced, the leader of right-wing populists wants to arrange another plebiscite. Citizens will be asked to vote for the introduction of quotas for immigrants in the text of constitution.

There is reason to believe that it may happen. SVP has gained worldwide fame when it initiated a referendum to ban the construction of minarets. At the moment, the SNP has the largest faction in the lower house of parliament.