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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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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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All you need to know about Switzerland: referendum

December 9, 2009, 4 Comments

Ask the audience! That’s pretty much how the Swiss political system works. Everything is subject to approval by the electorate – and...

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