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GENEVA (APP) – Switzerland votes in a fresh referendum Sunday on whether foreign criminals should
be automatically deported even for minor offences, after a far-right push to tighten the rules.

Polling stations opened at 9:00 am (0800 GMT) for the vote, which comes at a time when many European countries are hardening their attitudes to migrants after more than a million arrived on the continent last year.

More than half of Swiss voters backed strengthening rules to automatically expell foreign nationals convicted of violent crimes in a referendum on the same topic six years ago.