On October 22, Switzerland gears up for its Federal Election. The National Council and Council of States, the two chambers of Switzerland’s Federal Assembly, are set for reelection. Following this, the 2023 Swiss Federal Council election, which will be held on December 13.
- 2019 election recap: Swiss People’s Party (VP), Social Democratic Party (SP), and The Liberals (FDP) emerged as the top parties.
- Electoral process: The Federal Council members are elected individually in a unique process.
- Voter Concerns: High health insurance fees are a top concern, along with energy supply, climate change, and immigration.
- Leading Parties: Key parties include SVP, FDP, SP, Greens, and The Centre.
- 2023 dynamics: The upcoming elections are anticipated to reshape the Federal Council’s leadership and power dynamics.
In 2019 , the national-conservative to right-populist SVP led with 25.6 percent of the votes, followed by SP (16.8 percent), and FDP at 15.1 percent.