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Switzerland aims to hold a referendum “anti-buying F 35”, concerned about the high budget – a lot of problems

Switzerland aims to hold a referendum “anti-buying F 35”, concerned about the high budget – a lot of problems

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Switzerland to hold a referendum – AFP reported on May 28 that the left-wing political party alliance of Switzerland in cooperation Stop-35 group Revealed that it has received a list of support for the plan to halt the purchase program. F 35 fighter jet government, nearly 100,000 names

In Switzerland’s democracy, if at least 100,000 people sign the petition. The government needs to make a referendum. But preliminary reports have not clearly indicated when the referendum will be held.

Switzerland to hold a referendum

(FILES) A F-35 A Lightning II fighter jet is displayed during a media presentation. A Swiss alliance seeking to block the purchase of F-35 fighter jets said May 27, 2022, it had received nearly enough support to put the controversial military contract to a referendum. The left-wing Stop F-35 alliance said it had almost secured the 100,000 signatures required under Switzerland’s direct democracy system to force an issue to a vote. (AFP)

side Miss Marionna Schlatter The Green Party said that due to the disclosure of the F35’s very high budget, coupled with the shortcomings of the plane. The public agreed that urgent discussion was needed.

The Swiss government has agreed to purchase 36 F-35As from aerospace company Lockheed Martin. United States giants After people voted in favor of the military to spend 6 billion Swiss francs or more than 210 billion baht on purchases in September 2020.

He also clarified to a congressional review committee the reason for the purchase of the F35 after several technical disruptions were reported in the United States. But many parties still oppose because the budget is too high.

ภาพประกอบ: An F-35A at Payerne during the Swiss trials in 2019. A Swiss alliance seeking to block the purchase of F-35 fighter jets said Friday it had received nearly enough support to put the controversial military contract to a referendum. Armasuisse Photo

Switzerland to hold a referendum

ภาพประกอบ: Switzerland would become the 15th nation to operate the F-35. The left-wing Stop F-35 alliance said it had almost secured the 100,000 signatures required under Switzerland’s direct democracy system to force an issue to a vote. It says it does not want the jets because they are costly, and because of a number of technical issues reported with the planes. They hope to have gathered more than enough signatures to present their initiative to block the jet purchase within the coming months. Royal Norwegian Air Force Photo

Switzerland to hold a referendum

Illustration: A Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35A while deployed to Iceland for air policing duties. Royal Norwegian Air Force Photo

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