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DavidV

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https://www.thelocal.ch/20170503/jura-separatism-why-moutier-may-vote-to-quit-its-canton

The Swiss town of Moutier will decide in a referendum on transferring from Bern to Jura in June.

Jura was ruled by the Prince-Bishops of Basel for centuries, in fact it was the centre of the Prince-Bishopric's temporal authority after the Reformation. In 1815, the Jura region was given to Bern in the Congress of Vienna. However, the French-speaking Catholic Jura didn't like domination by German-speaking Protestant Bern. In 1979, Jura was created a new canton after Jura voters approved the creation of the Canton of Jura in a referendum following a decades long struggle, but it didn't unite all the Jura "homeland" but only three of the seven districts of historical Jura.
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And the results are in. Moutier votes to join Jura:
http://www.jura.ch/fr/Autorites/Moutier-Vote-communaliste/Formulaire/Moutier-Scrutin-du-18-juin/Moutier-est-ville-jurassienne.html
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