Open-air democracy takes place in Swiss canton

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Open-air democracy takes place in Swiss canton

Every year, thousands of people cram into the main square of Appenzell in north east Switzerland to vote for local leaders - not by casting ballots, but by raising their hands. While some applaud it as one of the most transparent forms of democracy in the world, others say it leaves voters open to intimidation and vote buying. Duration: 01:44



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