A Swiss organisation, Group for Switzerland without Army (GSoA), is pushing the Swiss federal authorities to reconsider the purchase of new fighter jets.
The group handed over more than 107,000 signatures demanding a moratorium of ten years on the purchase of new aircraft.
The craft would replace the country’s 54 existing F-5 Tiger jets, although GSoA claims that it would be expensive and an unnecessary buy.
The critics, however, feel that the initiative would compromise the nation’s security.
The Swiss Government has been accused of leading the country towards the Nato alliance by the group.
The government had previously put off the decision of the number and type of aircraft to acquire till next year.
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According to the country’s system of direct democracy any individual or group can propose a legislation by collecting 100,000 signatures from eligible voters.