How Switzerland’s direct democracy system works
FOR MEMBERS

How Switzerland’s direct democracy system works

Switzerland's regular referendums are a key feature of its unique democracy. But how does it all work? We go behind the scenes.

New platform gives foreigners in Switzerland ‘chance to vote’

New platform gives foreigners in Switzerland ‘chance to vote’

Why Switzerland’s gun referendum threatens its membership of Schengen
FOR MEMBERS

Why Switzerland’s gun referendum threatens its membership of Schengen

Support for Switzerland’s urban sprawl initiative falling

Support for Switzerland’s urban sprawl initiative falling

Press round-up: ‘Swiss law first’ result a ‘slap in the face’ for SVP

Press round-up: ‘Swiss law first’ result a ‘slap in the face’ for SVP

Cow horn initiative rejected by Swiss voters

Cow horn initiative rejected by Swiss voters

Swiss voters hand overwhelming defeat to ‘Swiss law first’ initiative

Swiss voters hand overwhelming defeat to ‘Swiss law first’ initiative

Switzerland votes: key facts about the social detective referendum

Switzerland votes: key facts about the social detective referendum

Voters set to shun ‘Swiss law first’ initiative: poll

Voters set to shun ‘Swiss law first’ initiative: poll

What you need to know about the ‘Swiss law first’ referendum

What you need to know about the ‘Swiss law first’ referendum

Five things we learned from Switzerland’s weekend referendums

Five things we learned from Switzerland’s weekend referendums

Direct democracy: Regional ‘burqa ban’ up for vote in Switzerland

Direct democracy: Regional ‘burqa ban’ up for vote in Switzerland

What you need to know about Switzerland’s two food referendums

What you need to know about Switzerland’s two food referendums

Swiss referendum results: everything you need to know

Swiss referendum results: everything you need to know

Swiss vote for gradual nuclear phaseout

Swiss vote for gradual nuclear phaseout

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Direct democracy in Swiss firing line