Fresh faces, old formula: Swiss government gets new ministers

07.12.20223 min

Switzerland’s seven-member cabinet, which got two new members on Wednesday, is composed according to the ‘magic formula’ of political consensus.

Switzerland got two new cabinet members on Wednesday. How does the seven-member government work, and what is the ‘magic formula’ that determines who gets to be in it? Swiss parliamentarians gathered in Bern this morning to choose two new members of the country’s consensus ‘Federal Council’. On Janu...

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