Basel Naturalization Referendum, 2011

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A Basel Naturalization Referendum was voted on in the city of Basel on November 27, 2011.

This measure was defeated with 24,978 votes against and just 17,653 votes in favor.

This measure sought to make naturalization laws in the city more tough, making the language requirement more stringent. The measure had sought to make it that foreigners would have to take a written test to prove their high level of German understanding, but residents instead approved the city government's counter proposal which requires a written German test but at a lower level of difficulty.[1]