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Casting ballots The Direct Democracy Debate

swissinfo.ch delivers in depth reporting on all national votes in ten languages.

Whether urban sprawl, immigration, capping managers' salaries or gun reform - the Swiss have voted on it, and swissinfo.ch has explained the for and against arguments to the world. 

Because direct democracy is so crucial to understanding Switzerland, swissinfo.ch has made it a central pillar of its reporting, which includes the views of opinion leaders and analyses from the academic world. Infographics and animated videos explain the more complex issues.

Bürger an der Landsgemeinde in Appenzell

This type of town square voting, known as the 'Landsgemeinde', still exists in Appenzell and Glarus.

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swissinfo.ch also provides regular reporting on the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum when the world's political leaders and business elite descend on Davos. In addition to that, swissinfo.ch covers a less well-known gathering but one that directly impacts the lives of Swiss expatriates: the congress of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA).

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