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Valais population clearly rejects new constitution

Valais is sticking to the old cantonal constitution. The draft of the new constitution was clearly rejected by the electorate on Sunday with around 68% of votes against.

The turnout was 61.5 percent, as reported by the Valais State Chancellery on Sunday.

On March 4, 2018, the people of Valais approved the popular initiative for a total revision of the constitution with almost 73% of votes in favour and decided to assign this task to a Constitutional Council. This council worked for four years on the draft of the new constitution, which was to replace the one from 1907.

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