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Right-wing party in Switzerland could be boosted by election

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Right-wing party in Switzerland could be boosted by election

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Votes are now being counted after elections in Switzerland on Sunday. Polls closed at midday local time, and the turnout was low due to many people using the postal ballot.

This parliamentary vote will determine what parties are represented in the cabinet and how many seats they will get when the cabinet is formed on December 14.

The ministers run federal agencies and take turns as president for a year.

The most recent polls show a share of almost 30 per cent for the right-wing Swiss People’s Party – known as the SVP, who could demand a second seat on the cabinet if they do as well as expected.

The SVP has been running an anti-immigration campaign using controversial images like dark hands reaching out for Swiss passports.