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Gender discrimination: the first Swiss woman in cantonal parliament

The first woman in Switzerland ever to be elected to a cantonal parliament was Raymonde Schweizer.

This Social Democrat came from the industrial town of La Chaux-de-Fonds in the Neuchâtel Jura. A trade unionist and feminist, she was elected on her first try in 1960, thereby becoming a trendsetter at a time when Swiss women were not even allowed to vote in national elections. Not once but twice wa...

15.08.20223 min

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