The 2015 Swiss federal elections: the radical right strikes back

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_87F791F744D6
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
The 2015 Swiss federal elections: the radical right strikes back
Périodique
West European Politics
Auteur(s)
Bernhard Laurent
ISSN
0140-2382
1743-9655
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
03/07/2016
Volume
39
Numéro
4
Pages
879-889
Langue
anglais
Résumé
The Swiss People’s Party (SVP) emerged as the unambiguous winner of the 2015 Swiss federal elections. In a campaign that was dominated by the asylum theme, the party from the radical right decisively increased its representation in the Lower House (National Council). With 29.4 per cent of the vote, the party recorded its highest ever share, confirming its status as the largest radical right party in Western Europe. Subsequent to the elections, the SVP managed to obtain a second seat in government (Federal Council). Guy Parmelin was appointed by MPs to the seven-member cabinet as a replacement for Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf from the small Conservative Democrats (BDP). The rise of the radical right in terms of electoral performance and government participation is in line with elections that have recently taken place in Germany, Austria, Norway, Sweden, and Finland.
Mots-clé
Elections, Switzerland
Web of science
Création de la notice
17/10/2018 10:09
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 15:47
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