publication . Article . 2008

the swiss federal elections of 2007

Dardanelli, Paolo;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2008 Journal: Electoral Studies, volume 27, pages 748-751 (issn: 0261-3794, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The Swiss federal elections of 2007 were among the most bitter and dramatic the country has experienced in its 160-year history as a federal state.1 The trend towards polarisation, visible for the past 15 years, progressed further and reached a spectacular climax in the executive elections which brought to an end the consensual style of politics of the past 50 years. The elections for the lower house saw the largest gains made by the two parties located at the opposite ends of the political spectrum: the Swiss People's Party (SVP/UDC, hereafter referred to simply as SVP) on the right and the Greens (GPS/PES) on the left. The Greens also performed strongly in the...
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free text keywords: Political Science and International Relations, Eviction, Political spectrum, Public administration, Upper house, Lower house, Law, Opposition (planets), Parliament, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Politics, Political science, Political economy, J, JN
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