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The 2015 Swiss elections: a landslide win for the right, despite limited changes in vote shares

Bochsler, Daniel, Gerber, Marlène and Zumbach, David (2015) The 2015 Swiss elections: a landslide win for the right, despite limited changes in vote shares. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (24 Oct 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Switzerland held federal elections on 18 October, with the conservative Swiss People’s Party winning the largest share of the votes. Daniel Bochsler, Marlène Gerber and David Zumbach write that while the increase in vote share for the Swiss People’s Party was relatively limited, the party managed to significantly increase the number of seats it holds in Switzerland’s lower house of parliament, the National Council. Nevertheless, the party is unlikely to make substantial gains in the country’s upper house, the Senate, as it traditionally struggles under the two-round electoral system used in Senate elections.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2017 11:13
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 03:41
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70901

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