Far-right politician Alexander Müller has resigned from the Swiss People's Party after a tweet sent from his account called for a repeat of the Night of the Broken Glass, this time targeting Muslims.

The controversial politician stepped down late on Tuesday night, having had his house searched by police and his computer confiscated, newspaper Tages Anzeiger reported.

A criminal case has also been opened, while Müller's employer, a credit insurance company, has terminated his contract.

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