Ten things you need to know about the Swiss political system
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Ten things you need to know about the Swiss political system

Confused about Switzerland's famous direct democracy? Unsure how the Swiss president gets elected? The Local explains all...

2020 Swiss budget: Tourism, sport and education the major winners

2020 Swiss budget: Tourism, sport and education the major winners

More money for French-speaking cantons in Switzerland from 2020

More money for French-speaking cantons in Switzerland from 2020

EXPLAINED: Why the Swiss might have the best form of governance

EXPLAINED: Why the Swiss might have the best form of governance

Here’s what Switzerland’s new ‘Air Force One’ looks like

Here’s what Switzerland’s new ‘Air Force One’ looks like

Swiss economics minister – and one-time YouTube sensation – Schneider-Ammann to stand down

Swiss economics minister – and one-time YouTube sensation – Schneider-Ammann to stand down

Survey: Majority dissatisfied with the federal government

Survey: Majority dissatisfied with the federal government

Initiative for female quota in federal government rejected

Initiative for female quota in federal government rejected

This is how Switzerland elects a new federal councillor

This is how Switzerland elects a new federal councillor

SVP loses ground but remains strongest party

SVP loses ground but remains strongest party

Swiss to vote on world’s highest minimum wage

Swiss to vote on world’s highest minimum wage

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Swiss government delays action over strong franc

Brexit vote will hit Swiss economy: president

Brexit vote will hit Swiss economy: president

Switzerland to tighten measures against Russia

Switzerland to tighten measures against Russia