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Petition against biometric passport a success

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

The federal chancellery announced recently that the freedom campaign against biometric passports and ID cards was a success. The Freedom Campaign itself has a press release on the subject.

Out of 64’064 collected signatures, 63’733 signatures were considered valid. This greatly exceeds the 55’000 signatures submitted by the freedom campaign itself, apparently, signatures have as well been submitted by other campaigns.

Congratulations to such a great success! But the petition is only the first step. Should a referendum take place, it must be won, and should it be won, then alternative legislation should be proposed so we won’t end up with the same situation in a couple of years.