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Swiss vote in favour of EU migrant labour deal

Swiss voters opted by a large majority to extend a deal allowing European Union citizens to live and work in Switzerland despite fears of immigrant labour and job losses as the recession deepens.

world Updated: Feb 08, 2009 19:49 IST

Swiss voters opted by a large majority on Sunday to extend a deal allowing European Union citizens to live and work in Switzerland despite fears of immigrant labour and job losses as the recession deepens.

Official results showed almost 60 percent of voters had backed the deal, with supporters outnumbering opponents by 1,517,516 to 1,027,644.