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Swiss Back Plan to Work Longer, Lift VAT to Pay for Pensions

  • Also up for vote: Domestic-bond withholding tax; farm animals
  • Swiss cast votes several times a year on a variety of measures
Morning commuters and shoppers in Zurich.

Morning commuters and shoppers in Zurich.

Photographer: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg
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Swiss voters backed a plan to reform the state pension system, which includes women working longer and higher sales taxes.