GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters appear to have decided that they have enough democracy already.
A nationalist group in the already referendum-happy Alpine republic wanted voters to have an automatic say every time their government signs an important international treaty.
But Swiss television reported that the proposal was headed for a heavy defeat. Citing projections by the gfs.bern polling institute based on exit polls and partial counting of Sunday's ballots, it said 75 percent voted against and only 25 percent in favor.
Most major parties opposed the measure, saying it could gridlock Swiss democracy with constant ballot calls. Switzerland already holds about half a dozen national referendums each year as well as local ones.
The proposal had been widely expected to fail on Sunday.