2011 National Council elections: analysis and documentation – Shift in the party landscape since 1971
Neuchâtel, 02.12.2011 - (FSO) - The party system of the past decades underwent a change in the 2011 National Council Elections. The weakening of the traditional centre-right parties, the RDP/The Liberals and the CVP/PDC has continued, but for the first time in years it was not the SVP/UDC which benefitted from these losses but the new GLP/PVL and BDP/PBD parties. These and further results can be found in the Federal Statistical Office's (FSO) new study, which together with detailed documentation on CD-ROM of the National Council Election results from 1971 to 2011 will be published for the constituent sitting of the newly elected parliament.
Please note that the English version only includes the release's lead
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