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National Parliament Composition

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Government

Head of State (President)Federal Council
Head of Government (PM)Federal Council
Parties in GovernmentSwiss People’s Party (SVP/UDC~RE)
Social Democratic Party (PS/SP-S&D)
FDP. The Liberals (FDP/PLR-RE)
The Centre (DM/LC-EPP)

Parties

Schweizerische Volkspartei (SVP)
Swiss People’s Party
Union démocratique du centre (UDC)
Democratic Union of the Centre
Unione Democratica del Centro (UDC)
Democratic Union of the Centre
Partida populara Svizra (PPS)
Swiss People’s Party
Leader: Marcel Dettling
Orientation: Right-wing (Skenderovic, 2012, p. 209)
EP Affiliation: ~RE|ID|ECR (ALDE-PACEcooperation with AfD (ID); cooperation with ECRcooperation with ECR)
EU Stance: Strongly opposed to EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 1971-… (SRF, 2023)

Sozialdemokratische Partei der Schweiz (SP)
Social Democratic Party of Switzerland
Parti socialiste suisse
(PS)
Swiss Socialist Party
Partito socialista svizzero
(PS)
Swiss Socialist Party
Partida socialdemocratica da la Svizra
(PS)
Social Democratic Party of Switzerland
Leader: Cédric Wermuth & Mattea Meyer
Orientation: Centre-left
EP Affiliation: S&D (PES, PA, SOC)
EU Stance: Somewhat in favour of EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 1888-… (Scarrow, 2014, p. 54; SRF, 2023)

Die Mitte (DM)
The Centre
Le Centre
(LC)
The Centre
Il Centro 
(IC)
The Centre
Allianza dal Center 
(AC)
Alliance of the Centre
Leader: Gerhard Pfister
Orientation: Centre-right
EP Affiliation: EPP (EPP Party, CDI, EPP-PACE)
EU Stance: Neutral towards EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 2021-… (SRF, 2023)

FDP.Die Liberalen (FDP)
FDP. The Liberals
PLR. Les Libéraux-Radicaux 
(PLR)
PLR. The Liberal-Radicals
PLR. I Liberali 
(PLR)
PLR. The Liberals
PLD-Ils Liberals 
(PLD)
PLD-The Liberals
Leader: Thierry Burkart
Orientation: Liberalism
EP Affiliation: RE (ALDE Party, ALDE-PACE, LI)
EU Stance: Neutral towards EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 2009-… (SRF, 2023)

GRÜNE Schweiz (G)
The Greens Switzerland
Les VERT-E-S suisses 
(V)
The Swiss Greens
VERDI svizzeri 
(V)
Swiss Greens
VERDA svizra 
(V)
Green Switzerland
Leader: Lisa Mazzone
Orientation: Green politics, centre-left
EP Affiliation: Greens/EFA (EGP, GG, SOC)
EU Stance: Somewhat in favour of EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 1983-… (SRF, 2023)

Grünliberale Partei Schweiz (GLP)
Green-liberal party Switzerland
Parti vert’libéral Suisse 
(PVL)
Green-liberal party Switzerland
Partito Verde Liberale svizzero 
(PVL)
Green-liberal party Switzerland
Partida Verda-Liberala 
(PVL)
Green-liberal party
Leader: Jürg Grossen
Orientation: Liberalism
EP Affiliation: RE (ALDE Party)
EU Stance: In favour of EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 2007-… (SRF, 2023)

Mouvement Citoyens Genevois (MCG)
Geneva Citizens’ Movement
Leader: 
François Baertschi
Orientation: 
Right-wing
EP Affiliation: 
*
EU Stance:
 Strongly opposed to EU integration
Years active: 2005-…

Evangelische Volkspartei der Schweiz (EVP)
Protestant People’s Party of Switzerland
Parti évangelique suisse 
(PEV)
Protestant Party of Switzerland
Partito Evangelico Svizzero 
(PEV)
Protestant Party of Switzerland
Partida evangelica da la Svizra
 (PEV)
Protestant Party of Switzerland
Leader: 
Lilian Studer
Orientation: Centre-left (University of Zurich, 2014)
EP Affiliation: ECR (ECPM, EPP-PACE)
EU Stance: 
Somewhat opposed to EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 1919-… (SRF, 2023)

Eidgenössisch-Demokratische Union (EDU)
Federal-Democratic Union
Union Démocratique Fédérale 
(UDF)
Federal-Democratic Union
Unione Democratica Federale 
(UDF)
Federal-Democratic Union
Uniun democratica federala
 (UDF)
Federal-Democratic Union
Leader: 
Daniel Frischknecht
Orientation: 
Conservative
EP Affiliation: 
~ ECR (History with ECPM)
EU Stance:
 Strongly opposed to EU integration
Years active: 1975-… (SRF, 2023)

Lega der Tessiner (LEGA)
League of the Tessins
Ligue des Tessinois (LEGA)
League of the Tessins
Lega dei Ticinesi (LEGA)
League of the Tessins
Lega dei Ticinesi (LEGA)
League of the Tessins
Leader: 
de facto collective leadership
Orientation:
 Right-wing (Skenderovic, 2012, p. 210)
EP Affiliation:
 ~ ID (cooperation with Lega (Italy) (ID))
EU Stance: 
Strongly opposed to EU integration
Years active: 1991-… (SRF, 2023)

Mitte Links-CSP (CSP)
Centre Left-CSP
Centre Gauche-PCS 
(PCS)
Centre Left-CSP
Centro Sinistra-PCS 
(PCS)
Centre Left-CSP
Center Sanester-PCS 
(PCS)
Centre Left-CSP
Leader:
Marius Achermann
Orientation: Centre-left
EP Affiliation:
EPP (EPP-PACE)
EU Stance:
Neutral towards EU integration
Years active: 1997-…

Partei der Arbeit der Schweiz (PdA)
Party of Labour Switzerland
Parti suisse du Travail – Parti ouvrier et populaire 
(PST-POP)
Swiss Party of Labour – Labour and Popular Party
Partito Operaio e Popolare 
(POP)
Labour and Popular Party
Partida svizra da la Lavur 
(PSL)
Swiss Party of Labour
Leaders: 
Amanda Ioset and Alexander Eniline
Orientation: 
Left-wing
EP Affiliation: 
LEFT (EL)
EU Stance: 
Opposed to EU integration
Years active: 1944-… (SRF, 2023)

solidaritéS (S)
solidaritieS
Leader: 
de facto collective leadership
Orientation: 
left-wing to far-left (Rooduijn et al., 2023)
EP Affiliation: 
~LEFT (history with EACL)
EU Stance: 
Opposed to EU integration
Years active: 1992-…

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