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parliamentary elections What lies ahead for Switzerland after the vote?

​​​​​​​Green, female and progressive were the headlines from this election. What does this historic vote mean for Switzerland going forward?

Firsts Why this Swiss election will go down in the history books

From massive shifts in party power to a record result for women, reasons why Sunday’s Swiss parliamentary elections can be called historic.

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Politics Parliamentary elections 2019

Voters elect the members of the Swiss parliament for the next four-year term on October 20.

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Switzerland voted Swiss elections: Landslide Green gains tip parliament to the left

Green parties have made major gains at the expense of parties to the right and the left in elections to the Swiss parliament.

Government reshuffle Will the Greens go for a government seat?

Regula Rytz, Green Party president, on whether her party's historic gains in the parliamentary elections should result in a government seat.

Parliamentary elections Votes being counted for new Swiss parliament

Today, Swiss voters are choosing a new parliament for the next four years. Early results bear out a predicted slight shift to the left.

This content was published on October 20, 2019 2:57 PM

2019 parliamentary elections What do Swiss political parties stand for?

Right, left, centre...that's how political parties are usually described. But where do they stand on the main themes dominating Swiss politics?

Parliamentary elections 2019 The Green wave, women lawmakers, and new majority-makers

Senior political analyst Claude Longchamp looks beyond the October 20 parliamentary elections and analyses the most probable party constellations.

elections Young people and poorer people don’t vote, says report

About 20% of eligible Swiss never vote. They include the younger age group and people on lower incomes.

This content was published on October 13, 2019 3:32 PM

swissinfo.ch in Taiwan As populism spreads, cities, not states, are advancing direct democracy

Activists gathered in Taipei to establish an international league of democratic cities to coordinate grassroots democracy on local levels.

Parliamentary elections Green gains could tip parliament slightly left

The Swiss parliament is set for a slight shift to the left at the expense of the political right, according to a final pre-election poll.

Federalism Four decades on, Switzerland’s newest region is still growing up

Born in 1979, Switzerland’s youngest canton still owes much of its political and economic fate to the federal system that houses it.

Political funding Swiss firms give over CHF5 million a year to parties and candidates

Switzerland’s biggest firms donate at least CHF5 million ($5 million) a year to political parties and candidates, a survey reveals. 

This content was published on October 8, 2019 10:56 AM