Swiss voters set to approve energy policy law: TV projection

Reuters News
Posted: May 21, 2017 6:56 AM

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss voters were set on Sunday to back the government's plan to provide billions of dollars in subsidies for renewable energy, ban new nuclear plants and help bail out struggling utilities, broadcaster SRG projected.

The level of support "will be above 55 percent and thus far above any area of doubt," pollster Claude Longchamp said, basing the projection on partial results.

Advance polling had suggested the new energy law would be approved in the binding referendum, but support had slipped in the run-up to the vote.

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(Reporting by Michael Shields; Editing by Mark Potter)