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Collective head of state: Federal Council · Governing parties: SVP, SP, FDP, DIE MITTE
Legislative elections: National Council, 4-year term, 200 seats, party-list PR:

  2023 2019 2015 2011
Party Ideology % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats
Schweizerische Volkspartei (SVP)
Swiss People's Party
National conservatism
Right-wing populism
Economic liberalism
27,9 62 25,6 53 29,4 65 26,6 54
Sozialdemokratische Partei der Schweiz (SP)
Social Democratic Party of Switzerland
Social democracy  18,3 41 16,8 39 18,8 43 18,7 46
FDP.Die Liberalen (FDP)
FDP.The Liberals
Liberalism   14,3 28 15,1 29 16,4 33 15,1 30
Die Mitte (DIE MITTE)
The Centre
Christian democracy
Conservatism
14,1 29 - - - - - -
Grüne Partei der Schweiz (GPS)
Green Party of Switzerland
Green politics   9,8 23 13,2 28 7,1 11 8,4 15
Grünliberale Partei Schweiz (GLP)
Green Liberal Party Switzerland
Liberalism
Environmentalism 
7,6 10 7,8 16 4,6 7 5,4 12
Evangelische Volkspartei (EVP)
Evangelical People's Party
Christian democracy
Social conservatism
Evangelicalism
2,0 2 2,1 3 1,9 2 2,0 2
Eidgenössische Demokratische Union (EDU)
Federal Democratic Union
Christian right
National conservatism   
1,2 2 1,0 1 1,2 - 1,3 -
Partei der Arbeit der Schweiz (PdA)
Labour Party of Switzerland
Socialism
Communism 
0,7 - 1,0 1 0,6 1 0,5 -
Solidarités (SOL)
Solidarity
Socialism
Trotskyism 
1 0,5 - 0,3 -
Lega dei Ticinesi (LEGA)
League of Ticinesians
Regionalism
Right-wing populism 
0,6 1 0,8 1 1,0 2 0,8 2
Mouvement Citoyens Genevois (MCG)
Geneva Citizens' Movement
Regionalism
Right-wing populism 
0,5 2 0,2 - 0,3 1 0,4 1
Christlichdemokratische Volkspartei (CVP)
Christian Democratic People's Party
Christian democracy
Conservatism
- - 11,4 25 11,6 27 12,3 28
Bürgerlich-Demokratische Partei Schweiz (BDP)
Conservative Democratic Party Switzerland
Liberal conservatism   - - 2,4 3 4,1 7 5,4 9
Christlich-Soziale Partei Obwalden (CSPOW)
Christian Social Party Obwalden
Regionalism
Christian democracy 
- - - - 0,4 1 0,4 1
Others 3,2 - 2,6 - 2,1 - 2,4 -
Total - 200 - 200 - 200 - 200
Turnout 46,6 45,1 48,4 48,6

© 2023 Wolfram Nordsieck. Source: Bundesamt für Statistik (www.wahlen.admin.ch).  For full coverage, click here (1947-present). Note. (a) 2011: Christian Social Party (CSP).