Parliament of Jura

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Jura's parliament has four large blocs, the largest of which is the Christian Democrats.

The Parliament of Jura (French: Parlement du Jura) is the legislature of the canton of Jura, in Switzerland. Jura, styled a 'Republic and Canton', has a unicameral legislature. The Parliament has 60 seats, with members elected every four years.

In the last election, on 22 October 2006, saw the Christian Democratic People's Party retain its plurality. The Social Democrats (13 seats), classical liberal Free Democrats (11 seats), and Christian left Christian Social Party (9 seats) remained the second-, third-, and fourth-largest parties. The national conservative Swiss People's Party and communist Swiss Party of Labour won three seats each, while the Green Party competed for the first time, winning two.

e • d Summary of the 22 October 2006 Jura parliamentary election results
Party Ideology Vote % Vote % ± Seats Seats ±
Christian Democratic People's Party Christian democracy 30.48 –0.85 19 –1
Social Democratic Party Social democracy 19.35 –4.52 13 –2
Free Democratic Party Classical liberalism 19.52 –1.29 11 –1
Christian Social Party Christian left 13.85 +0.24 9 ±0
Swiss People's Party National conservatism 6.27 +1.09 3 +1
Swiss Party of Labour Communism 4.63 –0.16 3 ±0
Green Party Green politics 4.78 N/A 2 N/A
Independents 0.56 +0.16 0 ±0
Federal Democratic Union Christian right 0.55 N/A 0 N/A
Total (turnout 51.90%) 100.00 60
Source: Canton of Jura

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