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How parliamentary elections work in Switzerland

04.04.20221 min

Every four years voters in Switzerland elect politicians to represent them in the Swiss capital, Bern. This is how the Swiss parliament is structured.

Switzerland has a legislative branch with two chambers: the House of Representatives and the Senate. The House has 200 seats divided among the 26 cantons in proportion to their population. Canton Zurich, with 1.5 million inhabitants, has 35 seats, while the six smallest cantons have one seat each....

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