How inclusive is Swiss democracy?
Switzerland is known for its mountains, watches, chocolate, cheese and banks – and its democratic system. But not everyone in Switzerland can actively take part in democratic processes.
This content was published on August 16, 2022
- Deutsch Schweizer Demokratie mit beschränkter Inklusion (original)
- Español La democracia suiza no es del todo inclusiva
- Português Democracia suíça com inclusão limitada
- 中文 有限融合的瑞士民主
- Français Une démocratie suisse pas totalement inclusive
- عربي ديمقراطية سويسرية لا تُدمج الجميع
- Pусский Швейцарская демократия с ограниченной инклюзивностью
- 日本語 スイスの限定的インクルージョン
- Italiano La democrazia svizzera non è così inclusiva
Women can certainly tell you a thing or two about how long they had to wait until they were allowed to vote – almost 125 years. It is only in the last 50 years that Switzerland has been a real democracy with universal suffrage.
Today, some Swiss residents remain excluded from participating in political processes, such as people with a foreign background, people with impairments or those under 18. They represent a sizeable number, as this short animated video reveals.
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