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Abbreviation

CHE

Website

Switzerland

Established

8/1/1291

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

4/29/2004


Christian Democratic People's Party Leader

Council of States

Erster Landammann

Free Democratic Party Leader

Head of the Confederation

Landammänner

Liberal Party of Switzerland Party Leader

President of the Diet

President of the Executive Directory

President of the Provisional Executive

President of the Provisional Executive Commission

President of the Provisional Executive Council

President of the Provisional Executive Power

Referendums

Ring of Independents Party Leader

Social Democratic Party Leader

Swiss People's Party Leader

Canton

Aargau

Appenzell Ausserrhoden

Appenzell Innerrhoden

Basel-Landschaft

Basel-Stadt

Bern

Fribourg

Geneve

Glarus

Graubünden

Jura

Luzern

Neuchatel

Nidwalden

Obwalden

Sankt Gallen

Schaffhausen

Schwyz

Solothurn

Thurgau

Ticino

Uri

Valais

Vaud

Zug

Zurich

National Assembly

National Council

Institutions

Swiss Federal Council


DESCRIPTION

Switzerland Swiss Confederation Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft Confederazione Svizzera The Swiss Confederation is a federal republic made of 26 cantons, or states. With its current capital in Bern, the Swiss Confederation was born on August 1, 1291. Its current constitution was adopted on December 18, 1998. The Swiss Confederation is headed by a President and Vice President, elected from the Federal Council, by the bicameral Federal Assembly, for single-year terms. The Swiss Confederation is located in Central Europe, east of France, north of Italy. It has a long tradition of neutrality, respected by the major European powers. It was one of the only nations uninvolved in either world war. The nation entered the United Nations in 2002.


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Social Democratic Party of Switzerland (SP)

Swiss People's Party (SVP)

Federal Council of the Swiss Confederation

Free Democratic Party of Switzerland (FDP)

Christian Democratic Party (CVP)

Federal Assembly of the Swiss Confederation


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Category

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Contributor

10/5/2013 1:45 pm

News

Switzerland to vote on $2,800 monthly ‘basic income’ for adults

IndyGeorgia

8/4/2013 5:00 pm

News

Swiss to launch national anthem competition in 2014

IndyGeorgia

7/5/2011 2:00 pm

Amusing

Swiss party makes dislike of PowerPoint a political issue

RP

11/29/2009 4:00 pm

News

Swiss voters back ban on minarets

L'illusionniste

9/3/2009 5:00 pm

News

Now Colonel Gaddafi wants to 'abolish' Switzerland: Dictator files bizarre motion with the U.N.

RBH

3/29/2009 9:00 am

News

Swiss Talk Tough In Banking Battle

ArmyDem

3/2/2007 8:00 am

Oops

Swiss Accidentally Invade Liechtenstein

DFWDem

10/19/2003 12:00 am

News

Nationalist party expected to make gains in Swiss parliamentary election

Eddie


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