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Presidential explainer Switzerland’s 19 living ex-presidents: a political record

Nineteen former Swiss presidents are still alive. What does this record say about the country’s political stability and leadership? 

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Walter Buser Reform-minded former Swiss Chancellor dies at 93

Walter Buser, the first and only Federal Chancellor from the Social Democratic Party, has died at the age of 93.

This content was published on August 21, 2019 9:27 AM

Political campaign Right-wing apple opens can of worms

A campaign poster for the conservative right Swiss People's Party is dividing opinion even within the party.

Schreckhorn case Pilot error caused fatal Swiss plane crash

A Swiss military court says pilot error was the cause of a fatal army plane crash in the Bernese Oberland in September 2017. Despite insufficient ...

This content was published on August 20, 2019 8:34 AM

Swiss Abroad Montreux expat meeting gets a glimpse of the future

The Swiss Abroad Congress has heard politicians, scientists and the business community discussing the challenges ahead.

This content was published on August 17, 2019 10:06 PM

Parliamentary elections 2019 Where do the Swiss Abroad win political support?

A look at which major political parties were most friendly to expat Swiss over the last four years.

Parliamentary elections A voter guide for electing the Swiss parliament

In Switzerland the exercise of casting votes can be complicated because the electoral lists are not set in stone but can be modified. Here's how.

Parliamentary elections 2019 Initiatives are not key to election victory

People’s initiatives belong to the tools used by parties in Swiss elections to rally voters to their cause. Yet their mobilising potential is limited.

Opinion The (im)perfect timing of the UNRWA report

A damaging internal report has cast a very dark shadow over the ethical behavior of top officials of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees.

Annemarie Huber-Hotz First female Swiss cabinet chief-of-staff dies

The former Federal Chancellor, Annemarie Huber-Hotz, has died following a heart attack, aged 70.

This content was published on August 2, 2019 8:39 PM

August 1 speech Swiss president expresses gratitude to Swiss Abroad

In a Swiss National Day address to Swiss citizens who live in another country, Ueli Maurer stresses shared Swiss values. 

Sponsorship controversy Swiss sever links with tobacco firm for Expo 2020

Under-fire Foreign Affairs Minister Ignazio Cassis has dumped tobacco company Philip Morris as a sponsor of the Swiss pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

This content was published on July 30, 2019 5:44 PM

Parliament Kazakhstan lobbying case closed

The Federal Prosecutor’s Office has suspended a criminal investigation against a former parliamentarian suspected of corruption.

This content was published on July 30, 2019 12:13 PM

Mobilisation and parliament elections The power and limitations of the women’s strike

Decentralisation was one reason for the unusually strong turnout at the Swiss women's strike on June 14. But what are the weaknesses of this approach?