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15-10-2015
On Sunday, 18 October 2015, Switzerland's 5.3 million eligible citizens will elect the members of the two national chambers of Parliament – the National Council (200 seats) and the Council of States (46 seats). The new parliament will then elect the new coalition government on 9...
Roger de Weck, General Director of the Swiss broadcasting channel SRG SSR
27-09-2015
What's the relationship between democracy and the media? This question had raised the Swiss public broadcasting channel SRG SSR​ at a conference that took place in Chur, Switzerland, on 25 September 2015. Democracy International is a media partner of the foreign broadcasting...
Voting results Switzerland (image: screenshot of swissinfo.ch)
15-06-2015
An attempt to federalise Switzerland’s inheritance tax system and redistribute wealth by taxing legacies worth more than CHF2 million ($2.15 million) has been rejected by Swiss voters, as expected. On Sunday 14 June 2015, 71% of voters and all 26 Swiss cantons rejected the...
The narrow vote is decided by the Landamman of Glarus
22-01-2015
The International Europe Forum Lucerne is a Swiss platform, which promotes encounters between European representatives of politics, business, science and culture. The title for this year's conference is "Direkte Demokratie auf dem Prüfstand Folgerungen für Wirtschaft und Politik...
The narrow vote is decided by the Landamman of Glarus
05-05-2014
Witnessing Swiss citizens practising direct democracy and learning from experts how the system works – this was the aim of the journey to the Swiss Confederation from 2 – 4 May 2014, organised by our partner organisation Mehr Demokratie e.V.
 
Swiss people vote. Photo: hdzimmermann, flickr
10-02-2014
On Sunday, 9 February 2014, 50,3 per cent of Swiss voters opted by referendum in favour of the citizens’ initiative “Against mass immigration”. The turnout was high at 56 per cent.
20-09-2012
- Public Hearing on Direct Democracy and citizen participation - On Tuesday, 18 September 2012 Members of European Parliament, academics, practitioners and citizens met in the European Parliament in Brussels on the occasion of a public hearing on „Citizen participation – How...

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