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Federal Assembly Celebrates 175th Anniversary of Constitution

The United Federal Assembly convened on Tuesday to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the enactment of the Federal Constitution. The ceremony began shortly before noon in the National Council Chamber with music, speeches and humour. National Council President Martin Candinas (Mitte/GR) opened the event, but soon handed over the gavel of the chair to the comedy duo "Gilbert & Oleg", who acted as moderators for the rest of the ceremony. In addition to all members of the Federal Council, representatives of cantonal governments and ambassadors of neighbouring countries also attended the ceremony, as reported by the Parliamentary Services. The original Federal Constitution was also displayed in a showcase in the middle of the room, which is usually kept in the Federal Archives. The anniversary provides an opportunity to celebrate the values that have shaped the united and democratic Switzerland in the last 175 years, according to the Parliamentary Services.nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

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