Grand Council of Valais
The Grand Council of Valais (French: Grand Conseil de Valais) is the legislature of the canton of Valais, in Switzerland. Valais has a unicameral legislature. The Grand Council has 130 seats, with members elected every four years.
In the last election, on 1 March 2009, the Christian Democratic People's Party retained its domination, but with slightly fewer seats. It forms a single bloc in the Grand Council with the Christian left Christian Social Party (PCS), although three of the PCS members sit with the 'Alliance of the Left', which also includes the Social Democrats and Greens. The second-largest party is the classical liberal FDP.The Liberals, which forms the main opposition on the right. The national conservative Swiss People's Party doubled its number of seats at the last election to twelve, making it the smallest of the four groupings in the Grand Council.
|Christian Democratic People's Party||Christian democracy||54||–4|
|FDP.The Liberals||Classical liberalism||28||–2|
|Social Democratic Party||Social democracy||17||–2|
|Christian Social Party||Christian left||17||+1|
|Swiss People's Party||National conservatism||12||+6|
|Green Party||Green politics||2||+1|
|Total (turnout 54.57%)||130||–|
|Source: Canton of Valais|