Head of State:President Ueli Maurer

Head of Government:President Ueli Maurer

National Council (Nationalrat/Conseil National):200 members

Last election:Legislative, 23 October 2011

Next election:Legislative, due by October 2015

Parliamentary elections

EU related referendums

In 1992 Switzerland had a referendum on the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA) and in 2000 there was a referendum on the Bilateral Treaty with the EU. The latest EU-related referendums were held in 2005 - one in June and another one in September. In the latter the Swiss voters were asked to decide over the extension of the free movement of persons – part of the Bilateral Accords I – to the ten new EU Member States..[read more]

Referendum on the Protocol of the Enlargement of the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons, 2005. NUTS 3