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  Switzerland
Institutions
  Swiss Federal Council  Simonetta Sommaruga 0 14 +72.38%
Federal Assembly
  Council of States  Christian Democratic People's Party 0 11 +4.35%
  National Council  Swiss People's Party 0 11 +4.55%
Canton
 Aargau 
 Appenzell Ausser-Rhoden 
 Appenzell Inner-Rhoden 
 Basel-Landschaft 
 Basel-Stadt 
 Bern 
 Fribourg 
 Geneve 
 Glarus 
 Graubunden 
 Jura 
 Luzern 
 Neuchatel 
 Nidwalden 
 Obwalden 
 Sankt Gallen 
 Schaffhausen 
 Schwyz 
 Solothurn 
 Thurgau 
 Ticino 
 Uri 
 Valais 
 Vaud 
 Zug 
 Zurich 
Party Leadership
  Christian Democratic People's Party Leader  Christophe Darbellay 1 06 +100.00%
  Free Democratic Party Leader  Fulvio Pelli 1 05 +100.00%
  Social Democratic Party Leader  Christian Levrat 1 08 +100.00%
  Swiss People's Party Leader  Toni Brunner 1 08 +100.00%


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Austria  
France  
Germany  
Italy  
Liechtenstein  

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Established August 01, 1291
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorGerald Farinas
Last ModifiedGerald Farinas April 29, 2004 01:21pm
DescriptionSwitzerland
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.
Largest Population Cities  
# City County Population As Of
1 Zurich 372,047 2010-12-31

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Oct 05, 2013 01:45pm News Switzerland to vote on $2,800 monthly ‘basic income’ for adults  Article IndyGeorgia 
Aug 04, 2013 05:00pm News Swiss to launch national anthem competition in 2014  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jul 05, 2011 02:00pm Amusing Swiss party makes dislike of PowerPoint a political issue  Article RP 
Nov 29, 2009 04:00pm News Swiss voters back ban on minarets  Article New Jerusalem 
Sep 03, 2009 05:00pm News Now Colonel Gaddafi wants to 'abolish' Switzerland: Dictator files bizarre motion with the U.N.  Article RBH 
Mar 29, 2009 09:00am News Swiss Talk Tough In Banking Battle  Article ArmyDem 

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