The Swiss Times - Swiss News in English

Head-to-Head Race Between CDU and FDP for Third Place

For the first time in the history of the Swiss Confederation, the Mitte party has joined forces with its predecessor, the CVP, to form an alliance with the Freisinnigen. According to the latest SRG election barometer, the Mitte and FDP parties are in a neck-and-neck race as the third largest party in the Federal Assembly. The survey, conducted between 4th and 25th August, shows that the Mitte party has 14.8% of the vote, while the FDP has 14.6%. In the 2019 elections, the CVP had 11.4%. The survey also shows that the Greens have lost 2.5% of their vote share, while the GLP has lost 0.5%. The SVP, which was the biggest loser in 2019, is gaining momentum, with a 2% increase to 27.6%. The SP is the second largest party, with 17.3% of the vote, a 0.5% increase from 2019. The barometer shows a shift to the right, with the left-green bloc losing 2% of its vote share, while the parties to the right of the Mitte (SVP and FDP) gaining 1.5%. The biggest shift is between the Greens and the SP, with the Greens losing 1% of their vote share to the SP. The SVP gains come from various sources, the most important being the FDP. The SVP voter share is growing at the expense of the Freisinnigen, with a 0.5% increase. The survey was conducted by the Institute Sotomo and the SRG's online channels, with 40,889 participants. The results are representative of the active voting population.nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn


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.

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 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.

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!


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