The Council of States has 46 members who represent the cantons. The cantons each send two representatives, with the exception of Obwalden, Nidwalden, Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft, Appenzell Ausserrhoden and Appenzell Innerrhoden, which each send one. The canton of Zurich, which has a population of over 1 million, elects two representatives as does Uri, which has a population of around 35,000.

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The secretariat

 

FunctionNamePhone, email
Secretary of the Council of States / Deputy Secretary GeneralMartina Buol

T +41 58 322 97 14

martina.buol@parl.admin.ch

Deputy Secretary of the Council of StatesPierre Scyboz

T +41 58 322 92 38

pierre.scyboz@parl.admin.ch

Minute-takerLaurent Sester

T +41 58 322 91 69

laurent.sester@parl.admin.ch

Enquiries Natalia Agra /
Daniela Lory

T +41 58 322 98 07

sekretariatsr.ce@parl.admin.ch