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.

OPINION: Switzerland’s ‘burka ban’ curtails rather than strengthens individual freedoms

OPINION: Switzerland’s ‘burka ban’ curtails rather than strengthens individual freedoms

Where in Switzerland can foreigners vote?

Where in Switzerland can foreigners vote?

How will Switzerland’s autumn referendums turn out?

How will Switzerland’s autumn referendums turn out?

EXPLAINED: The Swiss referendum that could criminalise homophobia
FOR MEMBERS

EXPLAINED: The Swiss referendum that could criminalise homophobia

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

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

Polls show Swiss pension reform hangs in the balance

Polls show Swiss pension reform hangs in the balance

Study: country-city divide replaces Swiss ‘Röstigraben’

Study: country-city divide replaces Swiss ‘Röstigraben’

Voters favour lower universal TV-radio fee

Voters favour lower universal TV-radio fee

Voters slash Lucerne city councillors’ pay

Voters slash Lucerne city councillors’ pay

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Voters give Bern powers to fight animal disease