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Parliamentary elections Record number of women running for parliament

Never before have so many candidates entered the race for a seat in the Swiss parliament.

parliamentary elections Campaign funding still a taboo topic in Switzerland

swissinfo.ch sheds light on the tradition of Swiss secrecy on funding of political parties and candidates during elections.

Parliamentary elections Green parties consolidate gains in latest Swiss election poll

Environmentalist groups have continued to win support while the right looks set to lose ground according to the latest SBC election barometer.

Federal elections 2019 Switzerland criticised over opaque political financing

A top Council of Europe anti-corruption official has called on Switzerland to strengthen laws on transparency in political financing.

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The expatriate Swiss community and the elections

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
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Claude Longchamp - an expert's view

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.

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?

European and Swiss parliamentary elections 2019 Switzerland mirrors the new fragmented Europe

The EU needs to become more flexible and closer to its citizens, according to the latest election results. What does that mean for Switzerland?

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