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 BuolT +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-takerJean-Claude Hayoz T +41 58 322 97 46
jean-claude.hayoz@parl.admin.ch
Enquiries Natalia Agra /
Daniela Lory
T +41 58 322 98 05
F +41 58 322 99 21
gs.sg@parl.admin.ch