Swiss snub

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BERN (AP) - The Swiss parliament yesterday rejected a controversial woman candidate for a cabinet post, creating a political deadlock as her party threatened to veto the man nominated instead.

Christiane Brunner, 46, the Social Democratic Party's official candidate, was snubbed by the Federal Assembly in her bid to break the male monopoly in the Federal Council, the seven-member executive that governs Switzerland.