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Democracy Labs How to implement successful people's initiatives

After the people vote in favour of an initiative, parliament gets to work. How do they make new decisions compatible with existing laws?

Call of duty Foreigners in Switzerland shunning the ballot boxes

Research focusing on elections in the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel finds that foreigners, even when eligible, tend to be less involved in civic life.

Tunnelling through the Alps Swiss high-speed trains took a slow, steady debate

Travelling at speeds of 200km/h (124mph), trains have now been traversing the longest tunnel in the world under the Alps for a year.

Vote analysis Swiss expats buck the pension reform trend

Unlike their compatriots in Switzerland, Swiss voters who live abroad came out massively in favour of a wide-ranging pension reform.