This is how Switzerland elects a new federal councillor

This is how Switzerland elects a new federal councillor

This Wednesday, the Swiss parliament will vote in two new members of the federal government. Here are ten things you need to know.

Swiss-German, middle-aged and male: is this Switzerland’s new federal councillor?

Swiss-German, middle-aged and male: is this Switzerland’s new federal councillor?

Swiss foreign minister Burkhalter to leave government in October

Swiss foreign minister Burkhalter to leave government in October

Burkhalter: anti-terror measures a ‘priority’

Burkhalter: anti-terror measures a ‘priority’

SVP loses ground but remains strongest party

SVP loses ground but remains strongest party

Swiss leader’s commute turns Twitter sensation

Swiss leader’s commute turns Twitter sensation

Geneva Conventions talks tabled for Palestine

Geneva Conventions talks tabled for Palestine

Swiss-EU relations on discussion table in Rome

Swiss-EU relations on discussion table in Rome

Abbas calls on Swiss for human rights summit

Abbas calls on Swiss for human rights summit

Switzerland takes over helm of security group

Switzerland takes over helm of security group