An overview of Switzerland's political institutions.

This richly illustrated brochure is published each year and gives you a broad yet clear picture of Switzerland’s political institutions and executive authorities while also highlighting the structure and role played by the State.

How is Parliament made up? Why can it take years for a law to enter into force? How many people are employed by the ­federal administration? What does the Federal Supreme Court decide upon? “The Swiss Confederation – a brief guide”, ­published by the Federal Chancellery every year, answers such questions. The 80-page publication is aimed at anyone interested in the Swiss system of government. Many secondary schools and vocational colleges use it in the teaching of political studies.

What’s New

Version 6.2

Now with the 2020 edition of the brochure ‘The Swiss Confederation: a brief guide’

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Radzet ,


Nous sommes en 2020 !
Mais c’est une bonne appli.
Par contre, elle doit être actuelle !
Comme par exemple : en 2020 ce n’est pas Ueli Maurer notre président !😉😃

Developer Response ,

L’application a été mise à jour. Elle correspond à la version 2020 de la brochure « La Confédération en bref », qui peut être commandée à l’adresse
Die App ist jetzt aktuell und entspricht der Ausgabe 2020 der Broschüre «Der Bund kurz erklärt». Diese kann bestellt werden unter'App è ora aggiornata e corrisponde all’edizione 2020 della pubblicazione «La Confederazione in breve». La versione cartacea può essere ordinata su app has been updated with the content of the 2020 edition of ‘The Swiss Confederation: a brief guide’. The publication can be ordered at

Cha.-🐱 ,

Ma prof 👩🏼‍🏫

Ma prof de droit m’a conseillé l’application 🇨🇭



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