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 SWITZERLAND

Legislative elections: National Council, 4-year term, 200 seats, party-list PR:
           · Head of State: Federal Council (collective head of state) · Government: SP, FDP, CVP, SVP, BDP

Party 2011 2007
Schweizerische Volkspartei (SVP)
Swiss People's Party
National conservatism
Economic liberalism
Right-wing populism 
1971
 
 
  26,6% 54 28,9% 62
Sozialdemokratische Partei der Schweiz (SP)
Social Democratic Party of Switzerland
Social democracy
 
 
1888
 
 
PES'
SI 
  
18,7% 46 19,5% 43
FDP. Die Liberalen (FDP)
FDP. The Liberals
(2007: FDP+LPS)
Liberalism
 
 
2009
 
 
ALDE
LI 
 
15,1% 30 17,7% 35
Christlichdemokratische Volkspartei (CVP)
Christian Democratic People's Party
Christian democracy
 
 
1912
 
 
EPP'
CDI 
 
12,3% 28 14,5% 31
Grüne Partei der Schweiz (GPS)
Green Party of Switzerland
Green politics
 
 
1986
 
 
EGP
GG 
 
8,4% 15 9,6% 20
Grünliberale Partei Schweiz (GLP)
Green Liberal Party Switzerland
Liberalism
Environmentalism
 
2007
 
 
  5,4% 12 1,4% 3
Bürgerlich-Demokratische Partei Schweiz (BDP)
Civic Democratic Party Switzerland
Conservatism
 
 
2008
 
 
  5,4% 9 - -
Evangelische Volkspartei (EVP)  
Evangelical People's Party
Christian democracy
Social conservatism
Evangelicalism
1919
 
 
ECPM
 
 
2,0% 2 2,4% 2
Eidgenössische Demokratische Union (EDU)
Federal Democratic Union
Christian right
National conservatism
Social conservatism
1975
 
 
  1,3% - 1,3% 1
Lega dei Ticinesi (LdT)
League of Ticinesians
Regionalism
Right-wing populism
 
1991
 
 
  0,8% 2 0,6% 1
Partei der Arbeit der Schweiz (PdA)
Labour Party of Switzerland
Socialism
Communism
 
1944
 
 
EL
 
 
0,5% - 0,7% 1
Mouvement Citoyens Genevois (MCR-MCG)
Geneva Citizens' Movement
Regionalism
Right-wing populism
 
2005
 
 
  0,4% 1 0,1% -
Christlich-Soziale Partei Obwalden (CSP)
Christian Social Party Obwalden
Regionalism
Christian democracy
 
1956
 
 
  0,4% 1 - -
Christlich-Soziale Partei (CSP)
Christian Social Party
Christian left
Environmentalism
 
1997
 
 
  0,2% - 0,4% 1
Others 2,5% - 2,9% -
Total - 200 - 200
Turnout 48,6% 48,9%

 © 2011 Wolfram Nordsieck. Source: Bundesamt für Statistik (http://www.politik-stat.ch).

Archive: Governments · Elections (1947-2007).