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Politics Parliamentary elections 2019

Voters elect the members of the Swiss parliament for the next four-year term on October 20.

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Direct democracy series ‘Revolution will never start in Switzerland’

Populism isn’t just a right-wing phenomenon. A case in point: Tamara Funiciello, the outgoing president of Switzerland's Young Socialist Party.

Direct democracy series Populism – what’s in a word?

As political change and fuzzy rhetoric spreads across Europe and beyond, there has been much talk about populism and its discontents.

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?

Fact checking How environmentally friendly are Swiss political parties?

Ahead the Swiss parliamentary elections in October, the main political groups are busy trying to show how much they care about the environment.

Digital Democracy E-voting suffers another setback amid expat Swiss concerns

The government has decided to suspend efforts to enshrine electronic voting in Swiss law, but it plans to continue trials using improved systems.

Democracy lab Should we draw lots for fairer elections?

Two researchers from the University of Lausanne have been studying the notion of chance in politics.

People’s initiative Voters to have final say on arms export ban

Campaigners for a ban on Swiss arms exports have handed in the necessary number of signatures to force a nationwide vote on the issue.

This content was published on June 24, 2019 6:36 PM

Equality How the women’s strike is affecting politics in Switzerland

What concrete political changes, if any, are set to emerge from last week’s historic women’s strike in Switzerland?

equal treatment Huge turnout for women’s strike in Switzerland

Women across Switzerland have taken to the streets on Friday to demand equal treatment and conditions compared with their male counterparts.

This content was published on June 14, 2019 9:39 PM