Grand Council of Neuchâtel
The Grand Council of Neuchâtel (French: Grand Conseil de Neuchâtel) is the legislature of the canton of Neuchâtel, in Switzerland. Neuchâtel, styled as a 'Republic and Canton', has a unicameral legislature. The Grand Council has 115 seats, with members elected every four years.
On the last occasion, on 5 April 2009, the newly merged FDP.The Liberals won a plurality, with 41 of the 115 seats. They supplanted the Social Democrats, who won 36 (down five from 2005). The Green Party (14 seats), Swiss People's Party (14 seats), and the far left alliance of the Swiss Party of Labour and solidaritéS (10 seats) also won representation.
|Party||Ideology||Vote %||Seats||Seats ±|
|FDP.The Liberals1||Classical liberalism||33.19||41||+1|
|Social Democratic Party||Social democracy||28.22||36||–5|
|Swiss People's Party||National conservatism||12.68||14||–3|
|Green Party||Green politics||12.55||14||+4|
|Swiss Party of Labour–solidaritéS2||Socialism||8.48||10||±3|
|Christian Democratic People's Party||Christian democracy||3.22||0||±0|
|Cantonal Entente of Neuchâtel||0.97||0||±0|
|Evangelical People's Party||Christian democracy||0.68||0||±0|
|Total (turnout 39.66%)||100.00||115||–|
|1 Compared to total of separate Free Democratic Party (15 seats) and Liberal Party (25 seats) lists in 2005.
2 Compared to total of separate Swiss Party of Labour (6 seats) and solidaritéS (1 seat) lists in 2005.
|Source: Canton of Neuchâtel|
- (in French) Grand Council of Neuchâtel official website