Grand Council of Basel-Stadt

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Grand Council of Basel-Stadt
German: Grosser Rat des Kantons Basel-Stadt
2012 election period
Type
Type
Structure
Seats 100
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Grand Council of Basel-Stadt political groups

Government (76)

Opposition (24)

  •      SVP 15
  •      GLP 5
  •      EVP 1
  •      VA 2
  •      AB 1

The Grand Council of Basel-Stadt (German: Grosser Rat) is the legislature of the canton of Basel-Stadt, in Switzerland. Basel-Stadt has a unicameral legislature. The Grand Council has 100 seats, with members elected every four years. Members of the canton's executive, the Executive Council, are elected on the same day.

At the 2008 election, held on 14 September 2008, the Social Democratic Party fared badly, but retained its dominant position, with more than twice as many seats as the next-largest party, the Swiss People's Party (SVP). The legislature was reduced from 130 seats to 100, making all existing parties to lose ground. However, the SVP and Green Party both did relatively well, as did the new centrist Green Liberal Party, which won five seats.

At the last election, held on 28 October 2012, the Volksaktion, a populist anti-immigration party, was able to win two seats, while the Evangelical People's Party lost all but one of their seats.[1]

Election overview 1988 - 2012[edit]

Election result

Year SP FDP LDP CVP DSP POB SD1 EVP2 LdU GPS FraP SVP GB3 glp
419884 18,3 13,9 11,0 10,6 8,2 07,80 07,79 6,2 5,7 5,4
1992 20,7 15,1 12,5 10,3 7,8 5,1 5,5 5,8 2,5 3,5 4,0 3,8
1996 27,0 12,4 10,7 9,5 8,2 6,1 5,8 5,7 3,5 9,4
2000 26,0 12,6 11,3 9,9 6,0 4,6 5,6 GB 010,05 9,6
2004 31,2 11,7 8,6 8,1 4,8 2,9 5,5 12,1 10,9
2008 28,2 10,1 9,0 9,3 3,2 2,2 5,2 13,9 13,0 5,1
2012 30,7 11,1 9,6 7,3 4,2 15,0 11,8 5,0

Distribution of seats

Year Total SP FDP LDP CVP POB SD DSP LdU EVP GPS PdA FraP SVP GB glp others
1988 130 27 19 15 15 12 10 9 8 7 5 2 1
1992 130 32 21 17 15 6 8 10 3 6 3 1 5 3
1996 130 39 17 14 13 8 10 6 7 3 13
2000 130 39 18 16 14 5 6 6 GB 14 12
2004 130 46 17 12 11 6 6 15 16 1
2008 100 32 11 9 8 3 4 14 13 5 1
2012 100 33 12 10 8 1 15 13 5 35


Footnotes

1 SD: until 2004: SD, 2008: SD/EDU
2 EVP: until 2004: VEW, 2008: EVP
3 GB: 1996: GB, 2000: BastA (Greens and FraP), 2004 and 2008: GB
4 1988: additionally: PvA: 2,0 %
5 VA: 2 seats, AB (Aktives Bettingen): 1 seat

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