Gender distribution in cantonal politics

On 7 February 1971, after years of struggle, an all-male electorate voted in favour of women’s suffrage at federal level. From this point onwards, women were eligible to run for government office at the federal level.Supporters of women’s suffrage had already achieved some successes on the cantonal level prior to this. For example, on 1 February 1959, the canton of Vaud was the first to introduce

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Gender distribution cantonal politics

Tags: State and Politics, Cantonal politics
Spatial extent: Switzerland
Spatial unit: Cantons
Times: 1972 – 1975, 1984 – 1987, 2000 – 2003, 2010 – 2014, 2015 – 2019, 2019 – 2023

Map objects: Aargau, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Berne, Fribourg, Geneva, Glarus, Grisons, Jura, Lucerne, Neuchâtel, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, Solothurn, St. Gall, Thurgau, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Vaud, Zug, Zurich