Talk:Swiss Federal Council

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Former good article Swiss Federal Council was one of the Social sciences and society good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
Article milestones
Date Process Result
March 17, 2006 Peer review Reviewed
July 9, 2006 Good article nominee Listed
June 2, 2009 Good article reassessment Delisted
Current status: Delisted good article
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Pre-2006 discussion can be found at Talk:Swiss_Federal_Council/Archive_1


Moved here from User talk:Sandstein.

Please mention the language(s) in which the Swiss Federal Council members comminicate with each other at the concerned page.Cygnus_hansa 15:14, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

I can't add it to the article, because I have no sources on this and the details of Council sessions are not public. However, it is my understanding that every Councillor uses whatever official language of Switzerland they want to (usually their mother tongue), which the others are then expected to at least understand. This is common practice wherever Swiss of different language interact. However, native speakers of Italian or Romansh usually use French or German in such cases, because command of Italian and Romansh is not widespread. Also, on important occasions with a great number of participants from across the country (e.g. in parliament), simultaneous interpreting is usually available. Sandstein 15:50, 5 June 2006 (UTC)
I see.Cygnus_hansa 16:12, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

GA Re-Review and In-line citations[edit]

Note: This article has a small number of in-line citations for an article of its size and currently would not pass criteria 2b.
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"Women (...) remain poorly represented on the Council"[edit]

Of the current seven members of the Council, three are women. That doesn't look like poor representation to me... --Jcmo (talk) 13:28, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

it's a claim, and a claim needs an attribution. If it hasn't got one, remove it. obviously, women have been underrepresented 1971 to 1984, when there weren't any on the council. Since 1984, six out of fourteen Councillors elected were women. Now 6 is obviuosly still less than 50% of 14, but the progression was such that of six Councillors elected during the 2000s, three were women, so that for the past decade, the claim does not hold good. We are, of course, still waiting for the first time that four women are on the council, but the point is that gender is just not an issue in elections any longer. At this point, claiming that women are underrepresented is just as random a statement as claiming that redheads, or waterski enthusiasts, or cat owners are underrepresented. Obviously, if you elect seven out of four million people, lots of demographic segments will not be represented at all. But whether this is relevant or not is entirely dependent on, who can we cite as claiming it was relevant (WP:RS). --dab (𒁳) 10:38, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

GA Reassessment[edit]

This discussion is transcluded from Talk:Swiss Federal Council/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the reassessment.

GA Sweeps: Delisted[edit]

As part of the WikiProject Good Articles, we're doing sweeps to go over all of the current GAs and see if they still meet the GA criteria. I believe the article currently has multiple issues that need to be addressed, and as a result, I have delisted the article. Although several references are listed, there are no inline citations for the majority of the article's content which is required under the criteria. Add additional citations from a variety of sources to provide a balanced representation of the information present. Perhaps sources can be pulled from the main articles linked to within the article. Look to books, magazines, newspaper articles, other websites, etc. The lead also needs to be expanded to better summarize the article. See WP:LEAD for guidelines. There are also multiple grammar issues throughout the article as well as single sentences that should either be expanded on or incorporated into other paragraphs. Although the article has been delisted, the article can be return to GA status by addressing the above points. Once sources are added and cleanup is done, I recommend renominating the article at WP:GAN or you can contact me on my talk page and I'll review it for you so you can bypass the month-long backlog. If you need assistance with any of these issues, please contact me on my talk page and I'll do my best to help you out. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 05:00, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

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this article may be incorrect[edit]

I watch TSR, Swiss news. Dec 2015.. The federal council has 8 members, not 7. Must have been increased by 1. One of the members was a very short man. Who is he? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Markus451 (talkcontribs)

The article is correct (you can check out in case of doubt). You probably mistook the new Federal Chancellor, Walter Thurnherr, for a council member. The chancellor, as the chief of staff for the council, is usually on their group pictures. MLauba (Talk) 22:37, 2 January 2016 (UTC)