Elections in Switzerland


Elections in Switzerland

Elections in Switzerland gives information on election and election results in Switzerland.

Switzerland elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The Federal Assembly ("Bundesversammlung/Assemblée fédérale/Asamblea Federale/Assemblea Federala") has two chambers. The National Council ("Nationalrat/Conseil National/Consiglio Nazionale/Cussegl Naziunal") has 200 members, elected for a four year term by proportional representation in multi-seat constituencies, the cantons. The Council of States ("Ständerat/Conseil des Etats/Consiglio degli Stati/Cussegl dals Stadis") has 46 members, elected for four years in 20 multi-seat and 6 single-seat constituencies which are equal to the 26 cantons and half-cantons. The president is elected for a year term by the parliament out of the ministers. Switzerland has a multi-party system, with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.

Latest elections

Past elections and referendums

ee also

* Electoral calendar
* Electoral system
* Switzerland

External links

* [http://psephos.adam-carr.net/countries/s/switzerland/ Adam Carr's Election Archive]
* [http://www.parties-and-elections.de/switzerland.html Parties and elections]


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