How popular votes made Switzerland a global democracy leader

24.06.20223 min

The latest in our 'Swiss democracy hotspots' series: Schaffhausen, a canton with an almost unbelievable voting record.

With its second federal constitution of 1874, Switzerland was suddenly catapulted to the forefront of democracy development worldwide. No canton had voted so strongly in favour of radical change as Schaffhausen. Adopting the new federal constitution marked a milestone in Swiss history. It brought a...

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