Parliament shifts to the right

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Series Details 18.10.15
Publication Date 19/10/2015
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Reports and analysis of the results in the Federal Elections in Switzerland, 18 October 2015. Voters elected a new Swiss parliament for a statutory four-year term. reported that Switzerland's two main parties on the right were the winners of the parliamentary elections. Their strong showing could have an impact on reforms of energy, social security and tax issues, as well as the make-up of the seven-member government.

Other commentators saw the rise of the parties on the right as a response to the influx of refugees coming into Europe.

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