Swiss reject anti-foreigner campaign
The Associated Press
Article Launched: 06/01/2008 07:32:23 AM MDT

GENEVA—Swiss voters have rejected a right-wing initiative aimed at making it harder for foreigners to gain citizenship.
Official results were released in 20 of Switzerland's 26 cantons and only one approved the initiative.

Approval by a majority of cantons was required, along with a majority of votes cast.

A projection by the Swiss television network says 64 percent of the Swiss voted against the campaign.

The initiative launched by the nationalist Swiss People's Party wanted to overturn a Supreme Court ruling and allow some Swiss communities to subject citizenship applications to a popular vote.