The Swiss Times - Swiss News in English

Candidates Want to Spend Tens of Thousands of Francs for Campaigning

The four major national parties in Switzerland have allocated large budgets for the upcoming national elections on October 22nd. For the first time, parties, organisations and candidates must publicly disclose their campaign budgets of over 50,000 francs and large donations of over 15,000 francs to the Swiss Federal Financial Control (EFK). The deadline for this disclosure was Thursday. The Mitte Schweiz has budgeted 2.1 million francs, the SP 1.7 million francs, the Greens 1.3 million francs and the EVP 275,000 francs. Gastrosuisse has budgeted 315,000 francs to support 160 mostly conservative candidates, while Swissbanking has allocated 51,000 francs to support the FDP, SVP, Mitte and GLP, in favour of the financial sector. The numbers will be released in the next two weeks.nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

©Keystone/SDA

Most Read

Delivery Services in Switzerland Have New Competition

22 February 2024
Delivery service
An Austrian company opens it's first online supermarket outside the country. Targeting the greater Zurich area.

Swiss Semi-Conductor Government Initiative: Will it Work?

23 February 2024
Swiss semiconductor
SwissChips Initiative represents Switzerland's strategic move to bolster its semiconductor industry amidst global competition.

Murder in Frauenfeld: Trial for the Murder of an Egyptian

22 February 2024
Murder in Frauenfeld
Two men face murder charges over the 2007 killing of a 27-year-old Egyptian, whose body was discovered submerged in Barchetsee.

Swiss CEO Vranckx Moves to the Lufthansa Executive Board

23 February 2024
Swiss CEO
Swiss CEO Dieter Vranckx moves to Lufthansa as Chief Commercial Officer, after leading Swiss through challenging times.

Stay in Touch!

Noteworthy

Swiss biotech
Swiss Biotech Firm Idorsia: Stock Soars – but Why?
26 February 2024
Decathlon
Decathlon Opens 5 more Stores in Switzerland
26 February 2024