Swiss Review UK Pages
ISSUE 01 2020
The Swiss Embassy have published an updated status on the current position between Switzerland and the UK in light of the UK now being in a transition period.
Read the full article and find links to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme and Brexit FAQs: Brexit update for Swiss living in the UK
For more in-depth guidance and a video walk-through of the settlement application process, please visit the dedicated BREXIT PAGE
Elections: The “Fifth Switzerland” helped to drive the green trend
Post-election analysis clearly shows that the “Fifth Switzerland” voted strongly in favour of the Greens in the 2019 National Council elections. On the other hand, they had little say in the Council of States’ elections.
Unprecedented gains by the green parties, more women, more left-leaning and slightly younger: this was how the “Review” summed up the National Council elections held on 20 October 2019.
The deciding ballots of the Council of States were a rather unsatisfactory affair for the “Fifth Switzerland”. The lack of e-voting was particularly noticeable because the documents for the run-offs were sent out at extremely short notice. Many Swiss Abroad were unable to take part as a result. The voters of the “Fifth Switzerland” had more influence on the National Council voting: they strengthened the political turnaround. A quarter of the votes from abroad went to the Greens.
This means that the green vote of the “Fifth Switzerland” was far greater than that of domestic voters. Read the full analysis here: Elections Results
Please do continue to send us your stories about Swiss in the UK and events (with pictures please!) held by the various Swiss Clubs and Societies.
The next regional issue of the Swiss Review UK Pages will be published on the 30th of January 2020.
Gioia Palmieri, UK Editor
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