The Federal Assembly is the supreme authority of the Swiss Confederation subject to the rights of the people and the cantons. It consists of two Chambers: the National Council and the Council of States. The two Councils are equal. The National Council and the Council of States deliberate separately. Decisions taken by the Federal Assembly must be approved by both Chambers.
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