Rich Swiss Threaten to Emigrate Over Tax Vote

GENEVA (AP) -Billionaires including elevator magnate Alfred N. Schindler say the proposal puts an unfair burden on the rich.

Backers including the Social Democrat party say the plan will
end tax competition within Switzerland by introducing a minimum tax
across all 26 cantons, or states.

A survey published Wednesday by polling group gfs.bern shows
voters' enthusiasm for the proposal is waning after protests from
business groups.

The poll of 771 voters conducted Nov.8-13 found that approval
for the plan has dropped 12 percent to 46 percent since October.
Opposition has grown from 23 percent to 39 percent.

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