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Ding! Ding!


Like children and Christmas, this is what we’ve all been waiting for. Welcome to swissinfo’s live blog for the 2011 cabinet elections!

In around four hours we should know which seven politicians will be chosen by parliament to make up the Swiss cabinet for the next four years.  

Today’s line-up features several much-anticipated political scraps – four look like being no-contests, but three could turn out to be bruising encounters going several rounds.

swissinfo’s live blog will bring you every twist and turn as it happens – with the first vote set to begin around 9am.

Twenty seats in parliament have been reserved for the public – to be drawn by lottery – but if you’re reading this, you’re probably not one of them…

Let’s get ready to rumble!

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