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New Mayor Will letting foreigners vote revitalise St Moritz?

One of Christian Jott Jenny's first proposals as mayor of the exclusive Swiss resort is to give voting rights to foreign residents.

V-Dem index One-third of the world living in ‘autocratising’ countries

The number of people living under autocratic systems has risen to 1990 levels, but it’s not time to sound democracy’s death knell.

Guns for sport How the Swiss show their ‘great love of shooting’

Sport shooting has long history and is popular in Switzerland, as a visit to two shooting clubs in Geneva shows.

Vote May 19, 2019 Corporate tax: slowing down the race to the bottom

Switzerland will soon vote on a revision of the corporate taxation system. How does this fit into international efforts to tackle avoidance?

Analysis Loss of pubs and villages affects local decision making

With village pubs closing and municipalities merging, people in Switzerland are becoming less involved in local democracy.

climate protection Popular initiative ‘for the glaciers’ launched

The popular initiative to anchor climate protection in the constitution and eliminate greenhouse gases received the green light to collect signatures.

This content was published on April 30, 2019 7:50 PM

Landsgemeinde live Switzerland’s open-air voting is now streamed online

On Sunday, the residents of the Swiss canton of Appenzell Inner Rhodes will choose their senator via a traditional show of hands.

presumed consent Organ donation initiative gains critical support

The people’s initiative for presumed consent for organ donation has received the minimum number of signatures, moving closer to a nationwide vote.

This content was published on April 23, 2019 6:29 PM

2019 parliamentary elections How the electoral system influences success

Will the winners of the next parliamentary elections be the candidates with the most votes? The Swiss electoral system is more complicated than that.

Opinion New gun law stands for ‘more safety and prosperity’

Failure to accept tighter gun control rules could spell the end of Switzerland’s participation in the European security system, warns Pascal Vuichard.

Opinion Reject the de facto ‘disarming’ of Swiss gun owners

The reform of Swiss gun law implementing EU rules on gun control rules go against the Swiss constitution and the public opinion, says Luca Filippini.