Grand Council of Valais election, 2009
The centre-right maintained its control on the canton, with the Christian Democratic People's Party remaining by far the largest party, with 54 seats: down four from 2005. The classical liberal Free Democratic Party and the Social Democratic Party each lost two seats, leaving them on 28 and 17 respectively. The Christian Social Party gained one seat, tying them with the Social Democrats on 17 overall. The main winners were the national conservative Swiss People's Party, who doubled their number of seats to twelve. The Green Party added one seat, winning two overall.
After the election, the two overtly Christian parties, the centre-right Christian Democratic People's Party and centre-left Christian Social Party, formed a bloc in the Grand Council together, which gives them an outright majority. However, the three members of the Christian Social Party from French-speaking Lower Valais, rejected the alliance, and joined the Social Democrats and Greens in the 'Alliance of the Left' (French: Alliance de Gauche).
|Christian Democratic People's Party||Christian democracy||54||–4|
|FDP.The Liberals||Classical liberalism||28||–2|
|Social Democratic Party||Social democracy||17||–2|
|Christian Social Party||Christian left||17||+1|
|Swiss People's Party||National conservatism||12||+6|
|Green Party||Green politics||2||+1|
|Total (turnout 54.57%)||130||–|
|Source: Canton of Valais|