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Ständerat - Conseil des Etats - Consiglio degli Stati (Council of States)

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARLIAMENTARY CHAMBER

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Bundesversammlung - Assemblée fédérale - Assemblea federale / Federal Assembly Parliamentary building
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Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Ständerat - Conseil des Etats - Consiglio degli Stati / Council of States
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Nationalrat - Conseil national - Consiglio nazionale / National Council
Affiliation to the IPU Yes
Affiliation date(s) 1891 -
LEADERSHIP
President

Karin Keller-Sutter (F) 

Notes Elected on 27 Nov. 2017.
Secretary General Martina Buol  (F) 
Notes Appointed on 1 Aug. 2013.
COMPOSITION
Members (statutory / current number) 46 / 46
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN

Percentage of women
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Women (current number) 7 (15.22%)
Mode of designation directly elected 46
Term  years
Notes N/A. The length of term and election of the Council of States are governed by cantonal law.
Last renewal dates 18 October 2015
22 November 2015 (View details)
CONTACT INFORMATION
Address Ständerat - Conseil des Etats
Parlamentsgebäude/Palais du Parlement
3003 BERNE
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Phone (41 58) 322 98 07
Fax (41 58) 322 99 21
E-mail praesidentin_sr@parl.admin.ch (Speaker/Présidente)
ipu.uip@parl.admin.ch
Website http://www.parlament.ch

This page was last updated on 27 November 2017
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