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Final resultsExternal link from Sunday show 64.8% of voters rejected a proposal by the Zurich cantonal parliament to introduce the right to vote from the age of 16.
Zurich is the latest canton to throw out youth suffrage. So far, only canton Glarus has introduced the right to vote for 16- and 17-year-olds.
Opponents, notably political parties right of centre, argued that lowering the voting age from 18 to 16 wouldn’t necessarily boost political participation but risked undermining the credibility of democratic decisions.
An alliance of left-wing and centrist supporters said Zurich could set an example for others to promote direct democracy.
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