Swiss anti-immigration party wins big in elections

A nationalist party campaigning on fears about mass migration to Europe appeared set Sunday to become the big winner in Swiss legislative elections, according to projections, continuing a shift to the political right for Switzerland.

The anti-immigration Swiss People’s Party appeared set to gain 11 seats and the pro-business Free Democratic Party three in the lower house of Parliament, the National Council, according to the latest figures from RTS, a state-backed broadcaster. Together, the two leading parties of the right were set to hold 99 seats — just one short of half of the 200-seat assembly.

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