Until today, the Swiss press has been closely observing the estimates of the American primaries. The Swiss economy is already in a rather difficult situation due to its strong currency value. Therefore, certain newspapers predict that a decrease in American demands (as certain primary candidates have proposed less imports) will cause another challenge – not only in Switzerland, but also worldwide. Switzerland exports around 10%, or 20,000 Million CHF in value, to the USA. But those predictions are yet to be taken with a bit of skepticism. The population, as well as politicians, know that it is too soon to tell whether the candidates’ proposals will pass through, and if those candidates will even win the elections. Especially since the presidential election is months away, a change in views cannot be excluded.
by Mario D.