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Energy Strategy 2050 Swiss press reacts positively to energy legislation

A majority of commentators are pleased with voters’ decision to withdraw from nuclear power and promote renewable energies.

Populism Crises that can strengthen democracy

A prominent Swiss political scientist assesses the challenge that populists pose for democracies.

Inclusive democracy What if the House of Representatives were chosen at random?

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An outlandish idea? Food for thought, according to most people stopped in a street in Fribourg.

May 21 vote Centre-right voters hold the key in energy ballot

​​​​​​​ Support for the government’s energy policy appears to be waning but voters are still likely to approve a phase-out of nuclear ...

Voting at 16 A revolution that slipped under the radar?

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Ten years ago, voters in Glarus decided to lower the voting age from 18 to 16 - a move that has produced some young and highly active politicians.

Diversity Religious recognition in Switzerland—a cantonal affair

A multicultural society is often a multi-religious one. How can Switzerland best manage its growing diversity and the frictions which can arise?