- Title: Vote counting begins after Swiss polls close at midday
- Date: 20th October 2019
- Summary: BERN, SWITZERLAND (OCTOBER 20, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF BALLOT BOXES BEING CARRIED INTO BUILDING AND TAKEN TO COUNTING ROOMS BALLOT BOX BEING EMPTIED ONTO TABLE, PEOPLE SITTING WAITING TO COUNT PEOPLE COUNTING AND CHECKING BALLOTS MAN COUNTING BALLOTS VARIOUS OF BALLOTS BEING COUNTED PEOPLE COUNTING BALLOTS BALLOTS BEING COUNTED VARIOUS OF PEOPLE CHECKING BALLOTS BALLOTS ON TABLE PEOPLE CHECKING BALLOTS PEOPLE SITTING AT TABLES, CHECKING AND COUNTING BALLOTS EXTERIOR OF BERN COUNTING CENTRE
- Embargoed: 3rd November 2019 12:11
- Keywords: Swiss elections Switzerland vote elections Swiss polls voting
- Location: BERN, SWITZERLAND
- City: BERN, SWITZERLAND
- Country: Switzerland
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA001B1WII4N
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- Story Text: The counting of ballots began in the Swiss capital of Bern and across the country on Sunday (October 20), shortly after polling stations closed at midday (1000 GMT).
Initial projections by national broadcaster SRF, including from the many postal votes, are not expected before 1400 GMT.
Swiss voters' concerns about climate change look set to give the environmentalist Greens strong gains in a parliamentary election that could dilute the centre-right's grip on power.
A solid showing by the Greens could vault them and their allies into the mix for a seat in the grand coalition that has governed the conservative nation for decades. Changing just one member of the seven-seat cabinet would be a political sensation.
But analysts caution against expecting too radical a shift after a campaign that was light on typical hot-button issues such as migration and Swiss ties with the European Union.
(Production: Marina Depetris, Cecile Mantovani, Louisa Naks)
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