It's confusing when the Swiss go to the polls. Here are 6 surprising things about their elections

Gerber, Marlène; Müller, Sean (16 October 2015). It's confusing when the Swiss go to the polls. Here are 6 surprising things about their elections. The Monkey Cage Election Report The Washington Post

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On Sunday, Switzerland votes on its federal parliament. The members of both chambers - 200 National Councillors and 46 Councillors of States - are directly elected, with the 26 Swiss cantons (or provinces) forming the districts. Seats in the National Council are distributed to the cantons based on their population size, while in the Council of States each full canton gets two seats and the six half-cantons get one each. Here are six things to look out for.

Item Type:

Newspaper or Magazine Article

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Political Science

UniBE Contributor:

Gerber, Marlène and Müller, Sean

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science

Publisher:

The Washington Post

Language:

English

Submitter:

Marlène Gerber

Date Deposited:

29 Jun 2016 10:18

Last Modified:

29 Jun 2016 10:18

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/82754

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