Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Swiss Election Results

Well the SVP have consolidated their position as the largest part in the Swiss National Council. But they have not won enough to demand change in the Federal Council.

The SVP won 62 seats on 29% of the vote. The Green Party of Switzerland and the Green Liberal Party of Switzerland made gains of 7 and 3, the latter making its d├ębut in the National Council.

The Green Party of Switzerland also won their first seat in the Council of States.

So this election did not change Swiss consensual politics but will make it slightly more green. The right wing parties are completely tied with the left and greens numerically, so changes are not on the horizon.

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