The Swiss community around the globe

More than 760,000 Swiss citizens live outside the country's borders, making up about ten per cent of the total population.

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The hundreds of thousands of Swiss citizens living abroad have voting rights, but should they?

E-voting is gainming ground in Switzerland
Quando fu scattata questa fotografia nel 1933 a Lezema (Argentina), gli svizzeri all'estero non figuravano nella Costituzione federale: dovranno attendere fino al 1966 per essere esplicitamente menzionati nella Magna Carta della Confederazione.
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Young Swiss Abroad
The 150 members of the Swiss Youth Parliament voted in the spring in favour of a national youth parliament.
The youth campers found out about different sides to Swiss life, and visited the charity 'Terre des Hommes'
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E-voting as carried out in Geneva for national and cantonal elections in 2015
Elektronische Stimmabgabe bleibt vorläufig ein Privileg einer Minderheit der Auslandschweizerinnen und Auslandschweizer.
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Tax issues
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Swiss story

We wondered: What would happen if we gave people iPhones and asked them to tell us their Swiss stories?