24 Oct, 2023

Liberals keep strong representation in Swiss elections

On 22 October, Switzerland held federal elections to elect all members of the National Council and Council of States, the lower and upper house of the Federal Assembly. 

ALDE Party members FDP and Green Liberal Party (GLP) maintained a strong representation in the house, respectively winning 28 and ten seats in the National Council. 

In the Council of States, FDP won nine seats ahead of a run-off round in November to elect candidates who did not receive an absolute majority in their own canton. 

FDP party leader Thierry Burkart was re-elected as a member of the Council of States with a record 105,897 votes in his home canton of Aargau. 

“I would like to thank all Aargau residents for their trust in my work and the 105,897 votes. This Aargau record result is an obligation for me. It is a great honour for me to be able to represent our canton of Aargau in the Council of States for another four years,” said Burkart. 

Meanwhile, GLP party leader Jürg Grossen was re-elected to the National Council in the canton of Bern. 

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