Mar 17, 2014
Swiss voters set to reject Saab fighter jet deal, poll shows
The Gripens are unpopular in Switzerland,because the deal will require cost cuts in other areas, such as education.
Switzerland's upper and lower houses voted in favor of the purchase of the jets in September, but Swiss interest groups can secure referendums on new laws if they collect a sufficient number of signatures.
The vote on the jet purchase is scheduled for May 18, the same day as a popular vote on whether to adopt the world's highest minimum wage.