Grand Council of Vaud
The Grand Council of Vaud (French: Grand Conseil de Vaud) is the legislature of the canton of Vaud, in Switzerland. Vaud has a unicameral legislature. The Great Council has 150 seats, with members elected every four years.
In the last election, on 11 March 2007, the Social Democratic Party won a plurality, with 39 of the 150 seats. The Free Democrats (29 seats), Swiss People's Party (26 seats), Green Party (24 seats), and Liberal Party (20 seats) also won significant blocs. Since then, one Social Democrat and one Liberal have defected to the heterogeneous 'Alliance of the Centre'.
|Party||Ideology||Vote %||Seats||Seats ±|
|Social Democratic Party||Social democracy||23.88||39||–7|
|Free Democratic Party||Classical liberalism||19.05||29||–15|
|Swiss People's Party||National conservatism||14.44||26||+4|
|Green Party||Green politics||16.94||24||+1|
|Liberal Party||Classical liberalism||14.09||20||–11|
|Alliance of the Centre1||Centrism||4.72||7||+51|
|À gauche toute!||Socialism||6.87||5||–7|
|Total (turnout 39.66%)||100.00||150||–30|
|1 Consisted of PDC, Green Liberals, UDF, and Riviera Libre. Result compared to Christian Democratic list in 2007.|
|Source: Canton of Vaud|