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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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Is democracy always good?

December 9, 2009, 8 Comments

So the question everyone’s been asking is not ‘Did you vote yes?’ but ‘Did you vote?’. In Swiss terms the turnout was...

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Who’s the mummy?

December 9, 2009, 5 Comments

Bern is rather like Elizabethan England: an island of Protestants surrounded by Catholics. It doesn’t make much difference these days – the...

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