Swiss voters back ban on facial coverings in referendum -official

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ZURICH, March 7 (Reuters) – A far-right proposal to ban facial coverings in Switzerland won a narrow victory in a binding referendum on Sunday instigated by the same group that organised a 2009 ban on new minarets.

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The measure to amend the Swiss constitution passed by a 51.2-48.8% margin, provisional official results showed. (Reporting by Michael Shields; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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