Swiss voters have rejected a to introduce a basic monthly income for all . Almost 77 per cent of voters opposed the plan in a . The idea was for a minimum for those who have been a citizen for five years, whether they worked or . The monthly amount could be around $2,500. Supporters of the idea argued that it was to replace Switzerland's social system. A spokesperson said it would help fight poverty and . He added that it would give more money to people who earned less than the wage.
Supporters argued that because was becoming more , there were fewer jobs . Che Wagner from the campaign Basic Income Switzerland said the income would not be money for . He said: "In Switzerland, over 50 per cent of work that is done is unpaid. It's care work. It's at home. It's in different , so that work would be more with a basic income." Opponents said it would cause problems. The Swiss People's Party said: "You would have of people who would try to move into Switzerland."