Cantonal Council of Solothurn
The Cantonal Council of Solothurn (German: Solothurner Kantonsrat) is the legislature of the canton of Solothurn, in Switzerland. Solothurn has a unicameral legislature. The Cantonal Council has 100 seats, with members elected every four years.
In the last election, on 7 March 2009, saw the centre-right maintain its dominance of the Cantonal Council. FDP.The Liberals lost three seats, but remained the largest party, with 27 seats. The Christian Democrats added two seats, becoming the second-largest party, on 24 seats. The Social Democrats lost ground, falling three seats to 21 overall, whilst the Swiss People's Party gained one seat to 18. The left-wing Green Party and centre-right Green Liberal Party also gained two seats apiece.
|Party||Ideology||Vote %||Vote % ±||Seats||Seats ±|
|FDP.The Liberals||Classical liberalism||26.85||–1.61||27||–3|
|Christian Democratic People's Party||Christian democracy||20.87||–1.05||25||+2|
|Social Democratic Party||Social democracy||20.73||–4.40||21||–3|
|Swiss People's Party||National conservatism||19.49||+1.71||18||+1|
|Green Party||Green politics||6.49||+1.70||6||+2|
|Green Liberal Party||Green liberalism||3.73||N/A||2||N/A|
|Evangelical People's Party||Christian democracy||1.77||–0.10||1||±0|
|Federal Democratic Union||Christian right||0.27||N/A||0||N/A|
|Alternative Switzerland Party||0.08||N/A||0||N/A|
|Source: Canton of Solothurn|