Grand Council of Geneva election, 2009

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The 2009 election to the Grand Council was held in the canton of Geneva, Switzerland, on 11 October 2009. All 100 members of the Grand Council were elected for four-year terms.

The Liberal Party remained the largest party, with twenty seats, having lost three since 2005. The centre-right 'Entente', between the Liberals, Free Democratic Party, and Christian Democrats lost a total of five seats. The main winners were the populist Geneva Citizens' Movement,[1] who almost doubled their number of seats to draw level with the Green Party as the second-largest contingent. The far left alliance between solidaritéS and the Swiss Party of Labour failed to overcome the 7% threshold for representation, despite each having each separately received more than 6% at the 2005 election.

Results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 11 October 2009 Geneva Grand Council election results
Party Ideology Vote % Vote % ± Seats Seats ±
Liberal Party Classical liberalism 16.71 –1.71 20 –3
Green Party Green politics 15.34 +1.51 17 +1
Geneva Citizens' Movement Populism 14.74 +7.01 17 +8
Social Democratic Party Social democracy 12.91 –1.71 15 –2
Christian Democratic People's Party Christian democracy 9.91 +0.07 11 –1
Free Democratic Party Classical liberalism 9.59 –0.90 11 –1
Swiss People's Party National conservatism 8.56 –1.04 9 –2
solidaritéSSwiss Party of Labour Socialism 6.40 –7.171 0 ±0
Defence of the Elderly Pensioners' party 5.85 N/A 0 N/A
Total (turnout 39.66%) 100.00 100
1 Compared to total of separate solidaritéS (6.67%) and 'Alliance of the Left' (6.90%) lists in 2005
Source: Republic and Canton of Geneva

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Ruetschi, Pierre (12 October 2009). "Stauffer et le génie de la rue". Tribune de Genève.