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Interview: Remo Gysin Expat Swiss lament government’s ‘lack of leadership’ on e-voting

E-voting is no longer an option for the parliamentary elections in October. What does this mean for the expatriate Swiss community?

Get off my land Federer gets caught up in lake access debate

Although Swiss law says waterways belong to the public, Roger Federer won't be losing sleep about a footpath being built through his land.

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Participatory democracy Swiss town tests citizen panel to help voters analyse information

The municipality of Sion in Switzerland is planning a participative democracy experiment first tried out in the US state of Oregon.

Kloten politics Citizens’ assembly in a Swiss transport hub pushes the boundaries of democracy

The Swiss town of Kloten has taken a political step back in history towards the oldest form of direct democracy – the citizens assembly.

E-Voting These are the arguments that sank e-voting in Switzerland

The idea of e-voting in Switzerland has been shelved for the moment. So what are the arguments against it?

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.

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