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Election time in the city of Bern

November 20, 2012, 3 Comments

Smaller than in America, fairer than in China: elections are being held in Bern on Sunday.

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A tale of two citizenships

May 9, 2012, 21 Comments

33 days. That’s how long it took for Michele Bachmann to become Swiss, via her husband.

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Swiss elections: what happens next?

October 27, 2011, 4 Comments

Now that the last seat in the National Council has been filled (see below), attention switches to the Council of States.

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Swiss election results: xenophobia 0 commonsense 1

October 24, 2011, 31 Comments

Swiss politics became the ultimate soufflé yesterday: full of hot air and with the middle rising nicely.

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Quick guide to the Swiss elections

October 18, 2011, 20 Comments

On Sunday Switzerland votes for a new parliament. But Swiss elections aren’t like most others.

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The Swiss election campaign is underway

September 23, 2011, No comments

Election posters went up today all over Bern, and no doubt elsewhere across Switzerland.

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Beauty vs the beast in Bern

March 2, 2011, 7 Comments

This Sunday there’s a by-election in Canton Bern that wouldn’t normally get too much coverage, even in a country that lives, eats...

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All you need to know about Switzerland: elections

March 21, 2010, 2 Comments

Public spaces and squares all across Bern are currently hosting a new form of street furniture: large metal stands, each shaped like...

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