Canton Geneva has made history in Switzerland by voting to provide people with severe mental or physical disabilities full political rights.
Switzerland articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for democracy in Switzerland. Surrounded on all sides by the European Union, the federal Swiss model of democracy is highly regarded as one of the best models of democracy in the world. Officially known as the Swiss Confederation, the government is a representative democracy with strong tools of direct democracy built in. A pure form of direct democracy exists in two Swiss cantons, the equivalent of American states. Also check out our section on World Democracy.
Magnum photographers accustomed to exploring crisis regions have been challenged to capture the quiet operation of Swiss democracy.
A turning point in Swiss history was the adoption of the new federal constitution as it led to a number of significant reforms.
Proponents of the right to vote for youth as young as 16 in Switzerland suffered another setback following a vote in canton Zurich.
According to a research by independent experts, a proposed new online voting system in Switzerland still need technical upgrades.
Despite Switzerland looking into allegations of corruption in FIFA and IOC which it hosts, and despite improvements, problems remain.
A massive leak from one of the world’s biggest private banks, Credit Suisse, has exposed the hidden wealth of clients involved in serious crimes.
Switzerland wants to take advantage of the opportunity offered by the Summit for Democracy build a name for itself internationally.
A plan to elect supreme court judges by lot rather than by the Swiss parliament was rejected by voters in all 26 Cantons of the country.
Switzerland political system is supported by technology. However little is known about the impact of digitization on its democracy.