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Parliamentary elections ‘The anger of the Swiss Abroad has to be taken seriously’

No e-vote option, no successful candidate, a lower turnout rate – the recent parliamentary elections were not a success for expat Swiss.

Parliamentary elections How global warming and young voters swung the Swiss elections

Young, highly-qualified voters in urban regions are behind the spectacular surge of Green parties in Sunday’s elections to the Swiss parliament.

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News and analysis

Women in parliament – Marianne Maret A ‘true centrist’ deeply rooted in her region

Marianne Maret is the first woman to represent canton Valais – traditionally a conservative region - in the Swiss Senate.

politics What’s the point of a parliament in a direct democracy?

Under direct democracy, where the people have the last word on almost all issues, what does parliament do?

Parliamentary elections New Swiss Senate is complete

The last three cantons have filled the remaining four seats in the Swiss Senate, following run-off elections.

This content was published on November 24, 2019 2:32 PM

parliamentary elections Zurich public prosecutor opens investigation into possible racism behind campaign video

An election campaign video pulled by YouTube for violating its hate speech policy has become the subject of an investigation in Zurich.

This content was published on November 17, 2019 12:54 PM
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The expatriate Swiss community and the elections

Parliamentary elections ‘The anger of the Swiss Abroad has to be taken seriously’

No e-vote option, no successful candidate, a lower turnout rate – the recent parliamentary elections were not a success for expat Swiss.

Parliamentary elections How global warming and young voters swung the Swiss elections

Young, highly-qualified voters in urban regions are behind the spectacular surge of Green parties in Sunday’s elections to the Swiss parliament.

ELECTIONS 2019  Swiss abroad voted differently – but many could not 

Swiss citizens abroad had the right to take part in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, but many could not. Their frustration is palpable.

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Claude Longchamp - an expert's view

Parliamentary elections 2019 The lessons to be learned from Switzerland’s election upset

Time for a closer look at the future course of Swiss politics following the definitive make-up of the new parliament.

Parliamentary elections 2019 When the world is in a fever, stable Switzerland feels it too

Not much has been written so far about the historical significance of the recent Swiss elections. Yet a look back in history can help us.

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.

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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?

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Generation Global The Swiss who want to make a difference

A series looking at how political decisions affect the everyday lives of Swiss people, and what they do to bring about change.

The two chamber system How parliamentary elections work in Switzerland

Every four years the Swiss elect political representatives. Parliament is split into two chambers to balance the interests of the different cantons.

Elections 2019 How Switzerland’s parliament has evolved over 50 years

A visual overview of how the political forces in the Swiss House of Representatives have shifted over the past half-century.