2016 US elections - our coverage

Find out why the US election matters to Switzerland, and how similar the sister republics are.

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Swiss-American ties

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The role of direct democracy

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America elects - the Swiss view

What will this historic election mean for you? And how will the result impact political, cultural or economic relations between the countries?

Way to White House How Swiss is the US electoral system?

The US electoral system may seem rather unique, but it actually has a lot in common with Switzerland’s brand of democracy. Here’s how they compare.

A neutral eye on the US elections

Photographer Cédric von Niederhäusern spent the last year trying to capture America in an election year. Being Swiss helped open doors.