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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

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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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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

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?

women's strike Expat Swiss weighs women's equality in UK and Switzerland

What does Leandra Bias, a Swiss woman living in London, think of Friday's nationwide women’s strike in Switzerland?

Swiss-EU relations  Swiss want ‘more clarification’ on EU framework deal

Switzerland says it will not yet sign a framework agreement aimed at simplifying future ties with the EU as it wants certain points clarified. 

This content was published on June 7, 2019 3:29 PM

Poll Election barometer: green remains Swiss political colour of choice 

Environmental parties and topics are top of the list five months ahead of the October parliamentary elections in Switzerland.

opinion - 2019 elections Personal dialogue is the only way forward

Political parties in Switzerland appear to have re-discovered that direct contact with citizens is key to winning their votes.

2019 elections What people in Switzerland worry about

Here’s an interactive look at the things that have given the Swiss sleepless nights over the years.

Private sector rejection Swiss want state-run eID system, suggests poll

An overwhelming majority of Swiss people appear to have rejected a decision by the government and parliament to hand control of a national eID ...

This content was published on May 27, 2019 7:06 PM

press review Swiss media see fragmentation and an uncertain future for Europe

Swiss newspapers on Monday morning agree that the right-populist surge in the weekend’s European elections was significant, but less than monumental.

This content was published on May 27, 2019 10:48 AM