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A campaign poster, in favour of the “burqa ban” initiative, in Biberen near Bern in Switzerland.

Geneva:

Swiss voters on Sunday narrowly backed banning full face coverings, a decision hailed by supporters as a move against radical Islam but branded sexist and racist by opponents.

Official results showed that 51.21 percent of voters, and a majority of federal Switzerland’s cantons, supported the proposal.

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