Grand Council of Fribourg

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The centre-right holds a large majority in Fribourg's Grand Council, with the Christian Democrats the largest party. The centrists and Greens sit together as a single bloc (GACG).

The Grand Council of Fribourg (French: Grand Conseil de Fribourg) is the legislature of the canton of Fribourg, in Switzerland. Fribourg has a unicameral legislature. The Grand Council has 110 seats, with members elected every four years.

On the last occasion, on 5 November 2006, the Christian Democratic People's Party won a plurality, with 37 of the 110 seats; this was down by eight seats, but only slightly down as a share of the seats, as the council was reduced in size by 20. The Social Democrats are the second-largest party, winning 25 seats, gaining ground on the dominant centre-right. The only major party to gain seats was the Swiss People's Party, up two to eighteen, to challenge for third place. The main losers were the classical liberal Free Democrats, down seven seats to 19, and centre-left Christian Social Party, down six seats to 4.

e • d Summary of the 5 November 2006 Fribourg Grand Council election results
Party Ideology Vote % Vote % ± Seats Seats ±
Christian Democratic People's Party Christian democracy 30.20 –3.23 37 –8
Social Democratic Party Social democracy 21.34 +1.62 25 –1
Free Democratic Party Classical liberalism 18.86 –1.53 19 –7
Swiss People's Party National conservatism 14.64 +4.54 18 +2
Christian Social Party Christian left 5.38 –3.59 4 –6
Green Party Green politics 3.12 +2.36 3 +2
Free List 4.20 +1.53 2 +1
Others 1.64 –2.32 2 –3
Evangelical People's Party Christian democracy 0.62 N/A 0 N/A
Total (turnout 40.69%) 100.00 110 –20
Source: State of Fribourg

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