VoteWorld Comparative Parliamentary Roll-Call Voting Reference File


Basic Information:
Parliament website:
Size of parliament: 200 (national council), 46 (council of states)
Form of government: parliamentary
Electoral system: proportional representation
Continuous democracy since: 1848
Last parliamentary election: 19 October 2003
Freedom House political freedom score in 2004: 1
Population: 7.5 million


Hertig, Hans-Peter (1978) ‘Party Cohesion in the Swiss Parliament’, Legislative Studies Quarterly 3(1): 63-81.
Lanfranchi, Prisca and Ruth Lüthi (1999) ‘Cohesion of Party Groups and Interparty Conflict in the Swiss Parliament: Roll Call Voting in the National Council’, in Shaun Bowler, David M. Farrell and Richard S. Katz (eds) Party Discipline and Parliamentary Government, Columbus: Ohio State Press.

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