Grand Council of Geneva

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The Grand Council has seven parties, with increasing numbers of right-wing populists and left-wing Greens ending the dominance of the traditional power blocs.

The Grand Council of Geneva (French: Grand Conseil de Genève) is the legislature of the canton of Geneva, in Switzerland. Geneva, styled as a 'Republic and Canton', has a unicameral legislature. The Grand Council was established in 1457, and has 100 seats, with members elected every four years. Members of the canton's executive, the Conseil d'Etat, are elected a month later.

There is a 7% threshold to representation on the Grand Council. Seven parties overcame that hurdle at the most recent election that was held on 6 October 2013.

e • d Summary of the 6 October 2013 Geneva Grand Council election results
Party Ideology Vote % Vote % ± Seats Seats ±
FDP.The Liberals Classical liberalism 22.37 -3.93 24  –71
Geneva Citizens' Movement Right-wing populism 19.23 +4.49 20 +3
Social Democratic Party Democratic socialism 14.33 +1.42 15 ±0
Christian Democratic People's Party Christian democracy 10.61 +0.69 11 ±0
Swiss People's Party National conservatism 10.33 +1.77 11 +2
Green Party Green politics 9.16 -6.18 10 -7
Together Left2 Communism 8.75 -3.49 9 +9
Green Liberal Party Green liberalism 3.06 +3.06 0 ±0
Pirate Party Pirate politics 1.61 +1.61 0 ±0
Conservative Democratic Party Conservative liberalism 0.56 +0.56 0 ±0
Total 100.00  – 100  –
Turnout 41.05 1.39 Increase  –  –
1 The Liberal Party of Geneva merged with the Free Democratic Party into FDP.The Liberals in 2011. The total of both parties' seats are used for this calculation.
2 Alliance of SolidaritéS, Swiss Party of Labour, left-wing independents, Defence of the Elderly, Tenants of Housing and Social (DAL), Alternative Left,
   the Communist Party of Geneva, and Action of Citizens and Workers in Struggle (ACTE)
Source: Republic and Canton of Geneva

External links

  • (in French) Grand Council of Geneva official website
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