Sunday, October 21, 2007

Fascists Look Likely to Win Election in Switzerland

Sadly, it looks likely that the racist tactics of the Swiss People's Party has paid off. The latest exit poll predicts the following result:

People's Party: 26.7% and 63 seats
Social Democrats: 23.3% and 61 seats
Radical Party: 17.3% and 50 seats
Christian Democrats: 14.4% and 43 seats
Greens: 7.4% and 13 seats
Others: 10.9% and 16 seats

The only (very slight) good news is that the Greens have increased their vote quite dramatically. Other than that, it is a pretty bleak picture for progressive politics in Switzerland. Racism looks likely to be the winner in these elections.