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Switzerland Moves Towards Burka Ban With Majority in Parliament

Switzerland is a step closer to implementing a ban on Islamic full face veils, like neighboring France, after a majority in Swiss parliament backed the idea on Tuesday, Al Jazeera reports. The bill, drafted by right-wing politician Walter Wobmann, won by the smallest of margins with 88 votes for and 87 votes against. His anti-immigration Swiss People’s Party, which has 30 percent of the seats in the Swiss parliament, managed to gain support from center-right lawmakers from other parties.
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