No surprises as two women elected to Federal CouncilDec. 6, 2018, 9:32 a.m.
In the end there were no surprises at yesterday’s votes.
Two women to be voted onto Federal Council todayDec. 5, 2018, 9:27 a.m.
Its likely parliament will vote two women onto the Federal Council later today.
Swiss to vote on 'Swiss Law First' this weekendNov. 23, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
Voters will be going to the polls this Sunday to make a series of decisions for the country, their canton and commune.
Protest in Moutier over vote to switch cantonsNov. 12, 2018, 9:33 a.m.
Up to 10,000 marched in the town of Moutier on Friday night, protesting the decision to annul the vote which had seem...
Moutier vote to change cantons voidNov. 6, 2018, 9:16 a.m.
Election officials have declared last year’s vote in the town of Moutier void. Locals were voting to decide if ...
Swiss People's Party campaign puts Switzerland firstOct. 3, 2018, 7:39 a.m.
The Swiss People’s Party have launched their campaign ahead of a vote in November.
Food initiatives rejected at pollsSept. 24, 2018, 7:37 a.m.
Yesterday’s votes went the way the pollsters predicted.
Swiss vote on burka bans and World Economic Forum fundingSept. 24, 2018, 7:33 a.m.
In other votes across the country, Sankt Gallen is now the second canton after Ticino to ban full face coverings.
Food dominates this weekend's votesSept. 21, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Citizens go to the polls this weekend for a series of federal and cantonal votes.
Retailers say vote could lead to higher food pricesSept. 4, 2018, 6:45 a.m.
Later this month, voters will be asked if they want all food to be sold in Switzerland to be farmed organically and s...
Zug may raise tax for the first time in 40 yearsAug. 31, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
The canton synonymous with low tax, Zug, could raise taxes for the first time in 40 years.
Government rejects pesticide initiativeAug. 23, 2018, 8:59 a.m.
The government has come out as against an initiative to ban all synthetic pesticides in farming. It says the move wou...
More cross-border workers in GenevaAug. 20, 2018, 6:31 a.m.
The number of people crossing the border to work in Geneva is continuing to climb – but the rate of increase is...
SVP says it has enough signatures to launch free movement voteJune 27, 2018, 6:20 a.m.
The Swiss People’s Party says it has collected enough signatures to end free movement of people with the EU.
Voters should know more about online campaignsJune 26, 2018, 6:09 a.m.
Voters should be more aware how political parties and campaign managers use social media and online advertising in th...
National vote may have to be re-held for first time everJune 25, 2018, 6:17 a.m.
For the first time ever a national vote may have to be re-held.
EU considers unemployment benefit shakeup for frontaliersJune 21, 2018, 7:02 a.m.
The EU is considering a shake-up on how social benefits, including unemployment benefit, would be paid to cross borde...
Geneva anti-frontalier initiative failsJune 19, 2018, 8:08 a.m.
An initiative to cut the number of cross border workers in Geneva has failed to collect enough signatures to take the...
Initiative launched to ban factory farmingJune 13, 2018, 6:47 a.m.
Animal rights activists have launched an initiative to ban all types of factory farming.
No to 'Sovereign Money' and new gambling laws get OK.June 11, 2018, 6:55 a.m.
Voters have said no to ‘Sovereign Money’ and yes to new laws aimed at curbing international gambling.
Geneva voters green-light canton's housing plan at La PrailleJune 11, 2018, 6:50 a.m.
In Geneva, voters have given the go-ahead for the canton’s housing plan in the new development at La Praille.
Money vote set to fail on SundayJune 8, 2018, 6:17 a.m.
Voters will be going to the polls on Sunday to decide if the country should adopt a revolutionary financial system.
Social media and online news threat to local democracyJune 6, 2018, 6:12 a.m.
A study by Zurich University is suggesting the Swiss system of local elections and direct democracy is under threat d...
Anti-censorship group urges rejection of new gambling lawMay 18, 2018, 6:40 a.m.
An umbrella group called ‘Save the Free Internet’ is urging voters to reject an initiative next month as ...