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 SWITZERLAND

Legislative elections: National Council, 4-year term, party-list proportional representation system
           · Head of State: Swiss Federal Council (collective head of state) · Government: SP, FDP, CVP, SVP, BDP

Party Ideology, Affiliation, Founding 2011 Seats 2007 Seats
Schweizerische Volkspartei (SVP) <
Swiss People's Party
National conservatism; Economic liberalism, Right-wing populism -
1971
    29,0% 62
Sozialdemokratische Partei der Schweiz (SP) <
Social Democratic Party of Switzerland
Social democracy
 
PESa, SI
1888
    19,5% 43
FDP - Die Liberalen (FDP) <
FDP - The Liberals
(2007: FDP+LPS)
Liberalism
 
ELDR, LI
2009
    17,4% 35
Christlichdemokratische Volkspartei (CVP) <
Christian Democratic People's Party
Christian democracy
 
EPPa, CDI
1912
    14,6% 31
Grüne Partei der Schweiz (GPS) <
Green Party of Switzerland
Green politics
 
EGP, GG
1986
    9,6% 20
Bürgerlich-Demokratische Partei Schweiz (BDP) <
Civic Democratic Party Switzerland
Conservatism; Economic liberalism
 
-
2008
    - -
Evangelische Volkspartei (EVP) <  
Evangelical People's Party
Christian democracy; Social conservatism, Evangelicalism ECPM, CDI
1919
    2,4% 2
Grünliberale Partei Schweiz (GLP) <
Green Liberal Party Switzerland
Green politics; Social liberalism
 
-
2007
    1,4% 3
Eidgenössische Demokratische Union (EDU) <
Federal Democratic Union
Christian right; National conservatism, Social conservatism ECPM
1975
    1,3% 1
Partei der Arbeit der Schweiz (PdA) <
Labour Party of Switzerland
Communism; Socialism
 
EL
1944
    0,7% 1
Lega dei Ticinesi (LdT) <
League of Ticinesians
Regionalism; National conservatism, Right-wing populism  -
1991
    0,5% 1
Christlich-Soziale Partei (CSP) <
Christian Social Party
Christian left; Environmentalism
 
-
1997
    0,4% 1
Others - -       3,2% -
Total - -       - 200
Turnout   48,8%

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2006-2012 zentele.de. Source: Bundesamt für Statistik (http://www.politik-stat.ch). Archive: Elections 1947-2003.