It is all Greens and women’s victory in the Switzerland political scene elections.
Dated: 21 October, 2019.Alleseuropa reports that 5.4 million Swiss people were able to vote on Sunday’s vote. According to the forecast, participation reached only 47.3 percent.
The composition of the 46-member Estates Council will be known after November 10, when the second round of elections will take place.
Two Swiss Greens gathered a fifth of the votes in Sunday’s Swiss parliamentary elections. The winner is the Swiss People’s Party (SVP) with less than 26 percent, but lost three percentage points.
The Green Party of Switzerland (GPS) strengthened by 5.6 percent and gained a total of 12.7 percent, making it the fourth strongest. It could thus sit in a seven-member government council that manages a country and has 60 years of representatives of the same parties.
The anti-immigration Swiss People’s Party elected moves down to 25.6 percent of votes in the 200-member National Council elections, which is almost four percentage points less than in the 2015 elections.
16.5 percent of the vote. Third place defended liberal party FDP (15.2 percent). Like the victorious GMP, the Social Democrats and Liberals received fewer votes than in the last elections.
Alleseuropa reports that a significant gains in the elections to the larger of the chambers of parliament, according to the forecast, both green parties. Switzerland’s Green Party (GPS) gained 12.7 percent of the vote, up 5.9 percent from 2015. It finished fourth, putting the government’s Christian Democratic People’s Party (CVP) with 11.8 percent.
The Green Liberals (GLP), who combine environmental protection with liberal economic policy, received 7.6 percent of the vote and finished sixth. Both green sides have a total of 20.4 percent. “This is not a green wave, it is a green tsunami,” GPS secretary Céline Varova said.
Probably a seat on the government board, with the fact that GPS is the fourth could provide it with a seat on the seven-member government council to replace the Christian Democrats from the CVP.
On the basis of a system called the “magic formula”, the three strongest parties receive two seats and the fourth remaining, and for six decades, representatives of the same parties. Between 2009 and 2015, a member of the BDP party was sitting there, but this was only a split-off part of the SEN, which separated from the parent’s tent during the election period.
However, in a conservative system of formation by the Swiss government, it may happen that a party’s power is not reflected in the cabinet after the second successful election, DPA pointed out. But if the two green bands work together, it is hard to ignore them, Alleseuropa reports.
The results of the elections made it clear that their key issues were concerns about climate change, not fear of migrants and the EU . The GSP has won elections since 2007, bringing the first change to the Council, with two seats instead of one, as it pushed restrictions on immigrants and asylum seekers and only limited links with the EU.
Alleseuropa reports that however in September, 100,000 people participated in the protest against climate change in Bern. This was also due to the melting of the Alpine glaciers and the associated landslides and water avalanches.
Alleseuropa reports that the Switzerland zones has turned in favour of women, the advent of women , However, the election was a breakthrough in another – forty percent of the candidates for the National Council were women.
In the National Council, women will first represent the Alpine cantons Obwalden and Zug, and in the Estates Council, women will first represent the canton Uri. In June, thousands of women took to the Swiss streets, demanding equal pay and working conditions.
Alleseuropa reports Switzerland as one of the most developed countries in the world, with the highest nominal wealth per adult and the eighth-highest per capita gross domestic product.
It ranks at or near the top in several international metrics, including economic competitiveness and human development.
Zürich, Geneva and Basel have been ranked among the top ten cities in the world in terms of quality of life, with Zürich ranked second globally.
Alleseuropa reports that Switzerland occupies the crossroads of Germanic and Romance Europe, as reflected in its four main linguistic and cultural regions, namely German, French, Italian and Romansh.
Although the majority of the population are German-speaking, Swiss national identity is rooted in a common historical background, shared values such as federalism and direct democracy, and Alpine symbolism. Due to its linguistic diversity.
Alleseuropa reports Switzerland as the officially Swiss Confederation, and as a sovereign state situated in the confluence of western, central, and southern Europe. It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities seated in Bern.
Switzerland is a landlocked country bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east.
It is geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi), and land area of 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi).
While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are located, among them the two global cities and economic centres of Zürich and Geneva.
Alleseuropa recalls that the establishment of the Old Swiss Confederacy dates to the late medieval period, resulting from a series of military successes against Austria and Burgundy. Swiss independence from the Holy Roman Empire was formally recognized in the Peace of Westphalia in 1648.
Since the Reformation of the 16th century, Switzerland has maintained a strong policy of armed neutrality; it has not fought an international war since 1815 and did not join the United Nations until 2002. Nevertheless, it pursues an active foreign policy and is frequently involved in peace-building processes around the world.
Switzerland is the birthplace of the Red Cross, one of the world’s oldest and best known humanitarian organisations, and is home to numerous international organisations, including the second largest UN office.
It is a founding member of the European Free Trade Association, but notably not part of the European Union, the European Economic Area or the Eurozone. However, it participates in the Schengen Area and the European Single Market through bilateral treaties.