- Federal Assembly of Switzerland
The Federal Assembly (in German, "
Bundesversammlung"; in French, "Assemblée fédérale"; in Italian, "Assemblea federale"; in Romansh, "Assamblea federala"), is Switzerland's federal parliament. It meets in Bernin the "Bundeshaus".
The Federal Assembly is responsible for electing the Federal Council, the Federal Chancellor, and
federal judges. It also appoints a Generalin case of crisis or war.
Seats in the National Council are allocated to the cantons proportionally, based on population. In the Council of States, every canton has two seats (except for the former "half-cantons", which have one seat each).
Swiss federal election, 2007
* [http://www.parliament.ch Official site]
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