Today: Monday, 22 April 2024 year

The Swiss voted against raising the retirement age in a referendum.

The Swiss voted against raising the retirement age in a referendum.

In a referendum, the Swiss refused to raise the retirement age from 65 to 66 years, but voted in favor of paying a 13th pension, according to the results published on the government website.

Swiss people were called to vote this Sunday on two proposals to amend the pension law. The first proposal was to raise the retirement age from 65 to 66 years, the second proposal was to establish the payment of the 13th pension for pensioners in the same amount as monthly payments.


The final results show that 74.72% of voters refused to raise the retirement age, while 58.24% voted in favor of introducing the 13th pension. The turnout was 58%.