Switzerland voted onto UNESCO board

Switzerland voted onto UNESCO board

Nov. 21, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Switzerland has been voted onto the board of the UN’s science and culture body UNESCO.
Swiss Foreign Ministry calls for end to Bolivia violence

Swiss Foreign Ministry calls for end to Bolivia violence

Nov. 12, 2019, 9:54 a.m.
The Swiss Foreign Ministry is calling for an end to violence in Bolivia and is offering support in holding new electi...
Political parties violated data protection laws in campaigns

Political parties violated data protection laws in campaigns

Oct. 28, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Several different political parties were warned about violating data protection laws during the recent parliamentary ...
Green Party should have place on Federal Council, says Rytz

Green Party should have place on Federal Council, says Rytz

Oct. 22, 2019, 9:21 a.m.
The head of the Swiss Green Party which made historic gains in Sunday’s parliamentary elections says there shou...
Green parties celebrate historic election victories

Green parties celebrate historic election victories

Oct. 21, 2019, 9:18 a.m.
Results for the 46 seat Upper House, the Council of States are not finalized – some seats will have to go throu...
Young people urged to vote over weekend

Young people urged to vote over weekend

Oct. 14, 2019, 9:08 a.m.
Young people are being urged to vote ahead of the Federal Parliamentary Elections on Sunday. 
Presumed organ donation law initiate to go to vote

Presumed organ donation law initiate to go to vote

Oct. 1, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
The majority of people are in favour of presumed consent for organ donation.
Factory farming ban will be voted on

Factory farming ban will be voted on

Sept. 18, 2019, 9:22 a.m.
Voters will be given a say if Switzerland should ban factory farming. 
Zurich mayor proposes right to vote for non-Swiss

Zurich mayor proposes right to vote for non-Swiss

July 19, 2019, 10:05 a.m.
The mayor of Zurich says she wants to give non-Swiss the right to vote in local elections.
Younger voters drive gains for environmental parties

Younger voters drive gains for environmental parties

June 7, 2019, 9:12 a.m.
In the run-up to parliamentary elections in October, environmental parties are performing strongly in the polls.
Environmental parties increasingly gather voter support

Environmental parties increasingly gather voter support

May 29, 2019, 9:34 a.m.
The latest opinion polls ahead of parliamentary elections in October show voters are increasingly leaning to environm...
Election worker questioned by police in Geneva, released.

Election worker questioned by police in Geneva, released.

May 14, 2019, 9:03 a.m.
A worker who was being questioned by police over alleged vote manipulation at the Geneva election services office has...
Court refuses to suspend new secular law

Court refuses to suspend new secular law

May 14, 2019, 8:56 a.m.
It will remain illegal in Geneva for public workers to wear religious symbols.
Geneva worker questioned over possible vote rigging

Geneva worker questioned over possible vote rigging

May 10, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Geneva police have raided the offices of the canton’s elections services while they investigate reports an empl...
Campaigners move to write climate change action into constitution

Campaigners move to write climate change action into constitution

May 1, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
A major initiative has been launched to lock climate change into the constitution.
New Geneva tax law vote could lead to catastrophe

New Geneva tax law vote could lead to catastrophe

April 18, 2019, 9:15 a.m.
It will be catastrophic for canton Geneva if voters reject a new tax law next month. 
Health insurance reform proposal misses signature threshold

Health insurance reform proposal misses signature threshold

April 17, 2019, 8:56 a.m.
Two people’s initiatives aimed at reforming the Swiss health insurance market have failed to obtain enough sign...
Switzerland likely to vote on biannual clock changes

Switzerland likely to vote on biannual clock changes

March 27, 2019, 9:23 a.m.
It’s likely voters will have the final say on whether Switzerland will follow the EU on abolishing changing the...
Government hopes burka law will see off national ban

Government hopes burka law will see off national ban

March 18, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
The government has published its plan it hopes will see off an upcoming national vote which seeks to ban all face-cov...
Geneva to vote on world's highest minimum wage

Geneva to vote on world's highest minimum wage

Feb. 28, 2019, 10:08 a.m.
The Geneva government says there will a vote in the canton to bring in a minimum wage after campaigners collected eno...
Geneva night buses services voted to run on Thursday nights

Geneva night buses services voted to run on Thursday nights

Jan. 16, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
A Geneva group - the Night Collective – calling for better nightlife in the city is asking for an extension of ...
Green party launch anti-sprawl initiative.

Green party launch anti-sprawl initiative.

Jan. 9, 2019, 9:01 a.m.
The Young Green party officially launched their campaign to stop urban sprawl yesterday in Bern.
No surprises as two women elected to Federal Council

No surprises as two women elected to Federal Council

Dec. 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 today

Two women to be voted onto Federal Council today

Dec. 5, 2018, 9:27 a.m.
Its likely parliament will vote two women onto the Federal Council later today.
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