Several government ministries in Switzerland are investigating whether online manipulation could affect upcoming elections, says a newspaper report.
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.
Politics as a part-time job: That’s the idea of the militia system. Thousands of Swiss officials have a normal occupation and do politics on the side.
A committee of politicians and computer experts is launching a people’s initiative aimed at banning online voting for at least five years.
Swiss authorities in the canton of Zug “announced that the Alpine nation’s first local blockchain-based test vote had been successfully completed.”
Populist parties are on the rise in most European countries. But the citizens that back them also support more direct democracy. Do they deliver it?
It is no secret that the international system we have relied on for peace and progress for over 70 years is under strain and even under threat.
In an event held by the Blavatnik School of Government, the President of Switzerland Alain Berset explained how democracy can overcome inequality.
The Swiss model is highly regarded as one of the best models of democracy in the Western world. It is a highly unusual system where citizens themselves go to the polls and directly vote on referendums.
Swiss voters on Sunday look set to reject a proposal that would see public broadcasters lose taxpayer funding
Switzerland is a semi-direct, not a purely parliamentary democracy and has no alternation in power between government and opposition parties