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Federal Assembly of Switzerland
German: Bundesversammlung
French:
Assemblée fédérale
Italian:
Assemblea federale
Romansh:
Assamblea federala
Type
Type bicameral
Houses Council of States
National Council
Leadership
Structure
Members 246
200 National Council
46 Council of States
Meeting place
CH-Bundeshaus-Nord.jpg
Website
www.parliament.ch
Switzerland

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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 Bern in the Bundeshaus.

The Federal Assembly is responsible for electing the Federal Council, the Federal Chancellor, and federal judges. It also appoints a General in case of crisis or war.

Composition

The Federal Assembly is made up of two chambers:

The Federal Assembly in the chamber of the National Council. The members of the Council of States are seated in the back in pairs.

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).

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