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Alain Berset (born 9 April 1972) is a Swiss politician of the Social Democratic Party.
The Alps (Alpes; Alpen; Alpi; Alps; Alpe) are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe,The Caucasus Mountains are higher, and the Urals longer, but both lie partly in Asia.
Bern or Berne (Bern, Bärn, Berne, Berna, Berna) is the de facto capital of Switzerland, referred to by the Swiss as their (e.g. in German) Bundesstadt, or "federal city".
Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the ''Cannabis'' plant intended for medical or recreational use.
Capitalism is an economic system based upon private ownership of the means of production and their operation for profit.
Centre-left politics or center-left politics (American English), also referred to as moderate-left politics, is an adherence to views leaning to the left-wing, but closer to the centre on the left–right political spectrum than other left-wing variants.
Christian Levrat (born 7 July 1970 in La Tour-de-Trême, Switzerland) is a Swiss politician.
Christiane Brunner (b. Geneva, 23 March 1947) is a Swiss female politician and a licensed lawyer.
A civil union, also referred to by a variety of other names, is a legally recognized arrangement similar to marriage.
Climate change mitigation consists of actions to limit the magnitude or rate of long-term climate change.
In economics, competition is a condition where different economic firmsThis article follows the general economic convention of referring to all actors as firms; examples in include individuals and brands or divisions within the same (legal) firm.
Switzerland has mandatory military service (Militärdienst; service militaire; servizio militare) in the Swiss Army for all able-bodied male citizens, who are conscripted when they reach the age of majority, though women may volunteer for any position.
The Council of States (Ständerat, Conseil des États, Consiglio degli Stati, Cussegl dals Stadis) is the smaller chamber of the Federal Assembly of Switzerland, and is considered the Assembly's upper house, with the National Council being the lower house.
Democratic socialism is a political philosophy that advocates political democracy alongside social ownership of the means of production with an emphasis on self-management and/or democratic management of economic institutions within a market socialist, participatory or decentralized planned economy.
Deregulation is the process of removing or reducing state regulations, typically in the economic sphere.
In economics, distribution is the way total output, income, or wealth is distributed among individuals or among the factors of production (such as labour, land, and capital).
Economic liberalism is an economic system organized on individual lines, which means the greatest possible number of economic decisions are made by individuals or households rather than by collective institutions or organizations.
Economic liberalization (or economic liberalisation) is the lessening of government regulations and restrictions in an economy in exchange for greater participation by private entities; the doctrine is associated with classical liberalism.
An Ecotax (short for ecological taxation) is a tax levied on activities which are considered to be harmful to the environment and is intended to promote environmentally friendly activities via economic incentives.
Environmental policy is the commitment of an organization to the laws, regulations, and other policy mechanisms concerning environmental issues.
Environmentalism or environmental rights is a broad philosophy, ideology, and social movement regarding concerns for environmental protection and improvement of the health of the environment, particularly as the measure for this health seeks to incorporate the impact of changes to the environment on humans, animals, plants and non-living matter.
Ernst Nobs (14 July 1886, Seedorf, Bern – 15 March 1957) was a Swiss politician.
The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of EUnum member states that are located primarily in Europe.
The Federal Assembly (Bundesversammlung, Assemblée fédérale, Assemblea federale, Assamblea federala) is Switzerland's federal legislature.
The Federal Council is the seven-member executive council which constitutes the federal government of the Swiss Confederation and serves as the collective executive head of government and state of Switzerland.
French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance language of the Indo-European family.
A general strike (or mass strike) is a strike action in which a substantial proportion of the total labour force in a city, region, or country participates.
German (Deutsch) is a West Germanic language that is mainly spoken in Central Europe.
Government spending or expenditure includes all government consumption, investment, and transfer payments.
The Green Party of Switzerland (Grüne Partei der Schweiz; Les vertsParti écologiste suisse; I VerdiPartito ecologista svizzero; La VerdaPartida ecologica svizra; "The GreensSwiss ecological party") is the fifth-largest party in the National Council of Switzerland, and the largest party that is not represented on the Federal Council.
Firearms legislation in Switzerland comes from a long tradition of shooting (''tirs'') as a formative element of national identity in the post-Napoleonic Restoration of the Confederacy, and the long-standing practice of a militia organization of the Swiss Army in which soldiers' service rifles are stored privately at their homes.
Hans-Jürg Fehr (born 1948) is a Swiss politician and was from 2004–2008 the president of the Social Democratic Party of Switzerland.
Hans-Peter Tschudi (22 October 1913 – 30 September 2002) was a Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1959-1973) heading the Department of Home Affairs (Swiss interior minister).
Homosexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behavior between members of the same sex or gender.
Italian (or lingua italiana) is a Romance language.
The Labour and Socialist International (LSI; German: Sozialistische Arbeiter-Internationale, SAI) was an international organization of socialist and labour parties, active between 1923 and 1940.
Left-wing politics supports social equality and egalitarianism, often in opposition to social hierarchy.
This article lists the cantonal executives of Switzerland.
This is a list of cantonal legislatures of Switzerland.
This is a list of political parties in Switzerland.
Max Weber (2 August 1897 in Zürich – 2 December 1974 in Bern) was a Swiss politician.
Micheline Anne-Marie Calmy-Rey (born 8 July 1945) is a Swiss politician.
Moritz Leuenberger (born 21 September 1946) is a Swiss politician, lawyer, was a member of the Swiss Federal Council from 1995 to 2010 and President of the Confederation in 2001 and in 2006.
The National Council (Nationalrat, Conseil national, Consiglio nazionale, Cussegl naziunal) is the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Switzerland, the upper house being the Council of States.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO; Organisation du Traité de l'Atlantique Nord; OTAN), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 29 North American and European countries.
The Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ; lit.: "New Journal of Zurich") is a Swiss, German-language daily newspaper, published by NZZ Mediengruppe in Zurich.
Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce electricity in a nuclear power plant.
The open society was conceived in 1932 by French philosopher Henri Bergson.
Otto Stich (10 January 1927 – 13 September 2012) was a Swiss politician.
Pacifism is opposition to war, militarism, or violence.
A parallel import is a non-counterfeit product imported from another country without the permission of the intellectual property owner.
Parental leave or family leave is an employee benefit available in almost all countries.
A part-time contract is a form of employment that carries fewer hours per week than a full-time job.
The Party of European Socialists (PES) is a social-democratic European political party.
Pierre Aubert (3 March 1927 – 8 June 2016) was a Swiss politician, lawyer and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1978–1987).
Pierre Graber (6 December 1908 – 19 July 2003) was a Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1970-1978).
Privatization (also spelled privatisation) is the purchase of all outstanding shares of a publicly traded company by private investors, or the sale of a state-owned enterprise to private investors.
Pro-Europeanism is a political position that favours European integration and membership of the European Union (EU).
The Progressive Alliance (PA) is a political international of social-democratic and progressive political parties and organisations founded on 22 May 2013 in Leipzig, Germany.
Progressivism is the support for or advocacy of improvement of society by reform.
Public service is a service which is provided by government to people living within its jurisdiction, either directly (through the public sector) or by financing provision of services.
René Felber (born 14 March 1933) is a Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1987-1993).
Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat.
Romansh (also spelled Romansch, Rumantsch, or Romanche; Romansh:, rumàntsch, or) is a Romance language spoken predominantly in the southeastern Swiss canton of Grisons (Graubünden), where it has official status alongside German and Italian.
Ruth Dreifuss (born 9 January 1940 in St. Gallen) is a Swiss politician affiliated with the Social Democratic Party.
Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF; Swiss Radio and Television) is a Swiss broadcasting company, created on 1 January 2011, through the merger of radio company, Schweizer Radio DRS (SR DRS) and television company, Schweizer Fernsehen (SF).
Simonetta Sommaruga (born 14 May 1960) is a Swiss politician of the Social Democratic Party of Switzerland who is a current member of the Swiss Federal Council, the federal government of Switzerland, and head of the Federal Department of Justice and Police (the Swiss justice minister).
Smoking bans (or smoke-free laws) are public policies, including criminal laws and occupational safety and health regulations, that prohibit tobacco smoking in workplaces and other public spaces.
Social democracy is a political, social and economic ideology that supports economic and social interventions to promote social justice within the framework of a liberal democratic polity and capitalist economy.
The Social Democratic Party of Switzerland (also rendered as Swiss Socialist Party; Sozialdemokratische Partei der Schweiz, SP; Parti socialiste suisse, PS; Partito Socialista Svizzero; Partida Socialdemocrata de la Svizra) is a political party in Switzerland.
Social insurance is any government-sponsored program with the following four characteristics.
State ownership (also called public ownership and government ownership) is the ownership of an industry, asset, or enterprise by the state or a public body representing a community as opposed to an individual or private party.
Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 31 October 1971.
Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 26 October 1975.
Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 21 October 1979.
Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 23 October 1983.
Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 18 October 1987.
Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 20 October 1991.
Federal elections were held in Switzerland on October 22, 1995.
Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 24 October 1999.
Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 19 October 2003.
Elections to the Swiss Federal Assembly, the federal parliament of Switzerland, were held on Sunday, 21 October 2007.
Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 23 October 2011.
Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 18 October 2015 for the National Council and the first round of elections to the Council of States, with runoff elections to the Council of States being held in various cantons until 22 November.
The Swiss Social Archives (Schweizerisches Sozialarchiv, Archives Sociales Suisse) in Zurich is an historical archive, an academic library, a collection of documentation and a research facility specialising in social issues and social movements.
Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a sovereign state in Europe.
Universal health care (also called universal health coverage, universal coverage, universal care, or socialized health care) is a health care system that provides health care and financial protection to all citizens of a particular country.
Ursula Koch (1 July 1941 in Zürich, citizen of Zürich) is a former Swiss politician, and was the first women president of the Social Democratic Party of Switzerland (SP).
Walther Bringolf (1 August 1895 – 24 March 1981) was a former President of the National Council of Switzerland (1961/1962).
Welfare is a government support for the citizens and residents of society.
Willi Ritschard (sometimes Willy Ritschard, 28 September 1918 – 16 October 1983) was a Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1974-1983).
Willy Spühler (31 January 1902 in Zurich – 31 May 1990) was a Swiss politician.
Young Socialists (JungsozialistInnen Schweiz, JUSO, Jeunesse socialiste suisse, JS, Gioventù Socialista Svizzera, GS, Romansch: Giuventetgna Socialista Svizra, GS) is a socialist youth organization in Switzerland connected to the Social Democratic Party of Switzerland.
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