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 SWITZERLAND

Collective head of state: Federal Council · Governing parties: SVP, SP, FDP, CVP
Legislative elections: National Council, 4-year term, 200 seats, party-list PR:

Party 2015 2011
Schweizerische Volkspartei (SVP)
Swiss People's Party
National conservatism
Right-wing populism
Economic liberalism
29,4% 65 26,6% 54
Sozialdemokratische Partei der Schweiz (SP)
Social Democratic Party of Switzerland
Social democracy
  
18,8% 43 18,7% 46
FDP. Die Liberalen (FDP)
FDP. The Liberals
Liberalism
  
16,4% 33 15,1% 30
Christlichdemokratische Volkspartei (CVP)
Christian Democratic People's Party
Christian democracy
  
11,6% 27 12,3% 28
Grüne Partei der Schweiz (GPS)
Green Party of Switzerland
Green politics
  
7,1% 11 8,4% 15
Grünliberale Partei Schweiz (GLP)
Green Liberal Party Switzerland
Liberalism
Environmentalism 
4,6% 7 5,4% 12
Bürgerlich-Demokratische Partei Schweiz (BDP)
Conservative Democratic Party of Switzerland
Conservatism
  
4,1% 7 5,4% 9
Evangelische Volkspartei (EVP)
Evangelical People's Party
Christian democracy
Social conservatism
Evangelicalism
1,9% 2 2,0% 2
Lega dei Ticinesi (LEGA)
League of Ticinesians
Regionalism
Right-wing populism 
1,0% 2 0,8% 2
Partei der Arbeit der Schweiz (PdA)
Labour Party of Switzerland
Socialism
Communism 
0,6% 1 0,5% -
Christlich-Soziale Partei Obwalden (CSPOW)
Christian Social Party Obwalden
Regionalism
Christian democracy 
0,4% 1 0,4% 1
Mouvement Citoyens Genevois (MCR-MCG)
Geneva Citizens' Movement
Regionalism
Right-wing populism 
0,3% 1 0,4% 1
Others  3,7% - 4,0% -
Total - 200 - 200
Turnout 48,4% 48,6%

 © 2015 Wolfram Nordsieck. Source: Bundesamt für Statistik (http://www.politik-stat.ch).

Archive: Legislative elections, 1991-2011 ( For full coverage, 1947-present, click here):

1991 1995 1999 2003 2007 2011
SVP % 11,9 14,9 22,5 26,7 28,9 26,6
  S. 25 29 44 55 62 54
SP % 18,5 21,8 22,5 23,3 19,5 18,7
  S. 41 54 51 52 43 46
FDP % 21,0 20,2 19,9 17,3 15,8 15,1
  S. 44 45 43 36 31 30
CVP % 18,3 16,8 15,9 14,4 14,5 12,3
  S. 35 34 35 28 31 28
GPS % 6,1 5,0 5,0 7,4 9,6 8,4
  S. 14 8 9 13 20 15
GLP % - - - - 1,4 5,4
  S. - - - - 3 12
BDP % - - - - - 5,4
  S. - - - - - 9
EVP % 1,9 1,8 1,8 2,3 2,4 2,0
  S. 3 2 3 3 2 2
EDU % 1,0 1,3 1,3 1,3 1,3 1,3
  S. 1 1 1 2 1 -
LEGA % 1,4 0,9 0,9 0,4 0,6 0,8
  S. 2 1 2 1 1 2
PdA % 0,8 1,2 1,0 0,7 0,7 0,5
  S. 2 3 2 2 1 -
CSPOW % - - - - - 0,4
  S. - - - - - 1
MCG % - - - - 0,1 0,4
  S. - - - - - 1
CSP % 0,4 0,3 0,4 0,4 0,4 0,3
  S. 1 1 1 1 1 -
SD % 3,4 3,1  1,8 1,0 0,5 0,2
  S. 5 3  1 1 - -
LPS % 3,0 2,7 2,3 2,2 1,9 -
  S. 10 7 6 4 4 -
FPS (AP) % 5,1 4,0  0,9 0,2 0,1 -
  S. 8 7  - - - -
LdU % 2,8 1,8  0,7  - - -
  S. 5 3  1  - - -
Others % 4,4 4,2 2,8 3 2,4 2,2
  S. 4 2 1 2 - -
Total S. 200 200 200 200 200 200
Turnout % 46,0 42,3 43,2 45,2 48,8 48,6

Abbreviations: SVP: Swiss People's Party; SP: Social Democratic Party of Switzerland; FDP: FDP.The Liberals (1991-2007: Freethinking Democratic Party, FDP); CVP: Christian Democratic People's Party; GPS: Green Party of Switzerland; GLP: Green Liberal Party Switzerland; BDP: Conservative Democratic Party of Switzerland; EVP: Evangelical People's Party; EDU: Federal Democratic Union; PdA: Labour Party of Switzerland; LEGA: League of Ticinesians; CSPOW: Christian Social Party Obwalden; MCG: Geneva Citizens' Movement; CSP: Christian Social Party; SD: Swiss Democrats; LPS: Liberal Party of Switzerland; PS: Freedom Party of Switzerland (1991: Automobile Party, AP); LdU: Alliance of Independents. © 2015 Wolfram Nordsieck.