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Political representation at cantonal level

This content was published on February 19, 2008 - 08:22

Cantonal government:

Cantonal parliament:

Political representation in the national parliament

House of Representatives:

Swiss People's Party (8 seats):
Adrian Amstutz, Ursula Haller, Rudolf Joder, Fritz Abraham Oehrli, Simon Schenk, Walter Schmied, Hansruedi Wandfluh, Hermann Weyeneth

Social Democratic Party (8 seats):
Evi Allemann, André Daguet, Paul Günter, Margret Kiener Nellen, Hans Stöckli, Ruth-Gaby Vermot-Mangold, Peter Vollmer, Ursula Wyss

Radical Party (4 seats):
Christa Markwalder Bär, Johann Niklaus Schneider, Marc Suter, Pierre Triponez

Green Alliance (2 seats):
Therese Frösch, Franziska Teuscher

Christian Democratic Party (1 seat):
Norbert Hochreutener

Protestant Party (1 seat):
Walter Donzé

Federal Democratic Union (1 seat):
Christian Waber

Swiss Democrats Party (1 seat):
Bernhard Hess

Senate:

Hans Lauri, Swiss People's Party and Simonetta Sommaruga, Social Democratic Party

Social Democratic Party

Barbara Egger-Jenzer, Andreas Rickenbacher, Philippe Perrenoud

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Swiss People's Party

Urs Gasche, Werner Luginbühl

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Radical Party

Hans-Jürg Käser

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Green Alliance

Bernhard Pulver

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Swiss People's Party

47

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Social Democratic Party

42

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Radical Party

26

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Green Alliance

19

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Protestant Party

13

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Federal Democratic Union

6

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Parti socialiste autonome

4

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Swiss Democrats Party

1

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Christian Democratic Party

1

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Freedom Party

1

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Key data

Capital: Bern

Area: 5'959 km2

Number of communes (2006): 398

Resident population (2005): 963'700

Foreign population (2005): 12.8%

Per capita icome (2004): SFr. 44'845

Unemployment rate (2006): 2.5%

Date of entry into the Swiss Confederation: 1353

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