«100 years of proportional representation»
On 13 October 1918 the Swiss People voted on a popular initiative to introduce proportional representation in National Council elections. The impact this had on the party political make-up of Parliament in the early elections that followed a year later was massive. The exhibition examines the background and recalls other momentous events such as the end of the First World War and the General Strike, and gives an insight into how life was at the time.
Guided tours of the exhibition
Take a tour with members of the Parliamentary Services who were involved in setting up the exhibition (Duration approx. 40 minutes, meeting point at visitors’ entrance).
German 10.00am / 12.00pm / 2.30pm / 4.00pm
French 11.00am / 1.00pm / 3.00pm
Italian 2.00 pm
Maximum 30 visitors per tour.
Register on site.
The two chambers of Parliament, the domed hall and lobby can be visited unaccompanied. The team of tour guides will be available to explain how Parliament works and tell you about the building’s history.
The café in the former reading room will be open to provide refreshments in an elegant setting.