Sharp Turn To The Right?

In St. Gallen, a conservative provincial town one hour east of Zurich, the right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) had its campaign posters — bearing the caricatured features of a black man and the slogan the SWISS ARE THE NEGROES OF SWITZERLAND — all ready to go. But amid accusations of racism, party officials withdrew the posters from their campaign for national parliamentary elections on Oct. 19.

Now the face of another black man casts a mischievous eye from campaign ads in newspapers across the country. IF MORE AND MORE SWISS FEEL LIKE NEGROES, the man says with a...

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