Swiss Finance Minister’s Seat in Doubt on SVP Election Gains

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  • Anti-immigrant SVP got biggest vote share in parliament ballot
  • Multi-party government to be decided by parliament on Dec. 9

Swiss Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf

Photographer: Gianluca Colla/Bloomberg

The tenure of Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf is hanging in the balance after the anti-immigrant Swiss People’s Party, from which she acrimoniously split nearly a decade ago, increased its share of the vote in Switzerland’s parliamentary election.

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