Switzerland

National Council

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Administration

Parliamentary and State budget

Legal document(s) specifying parliament’s power over its budget
Other

Notes: Law of Parliament (Article 142, Section 2)

Responsibility for preparing the proposal for the parliamentary budget
Parliament
Decision-making about the maximum amount of the parliamentary budget
Parliament decides the maximum amount of the budget
Decision-making about the allocation of the parliamentary budget
Parliament decides how to allocate the budget
National currency
Swiss Franc (CHF)
PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) conversion factor
1.05
(2022)
Parliament’s budget, per year
119,400,000 CHF
(2023)
Parliament’s budget, per year in PPP
107,567,568
(2023)
Offices included in the parliamentary budget
No information available
There is a separate budget for each chamber in a bicameral parliament
No
(2023)
State budget, per year
81,038,000,000 CHF
(2023)
Proportion of the State budget devoted to parliament, per year
0.001
(2023)

Parliamentary staff

The parliamentary administration is independent from the government
Yes
Parliament has control over the recruitment of parliamentary staff
Yes
There is one or more gender equality policy that applies to the parliamentary administration
Yes
Links to gender equality policies
Number of staff employed by the parliament (FTE)
235
(2023)
Not applicable. The staff work for the entire parliament.
Yes

Secretary General

Authority that selects the Secretary General
Other

Notes: The coordination conference: an institution formed by uniting the office of the national council with the office of the council of states

Chamber/Parliament votes to approve the selection of the Secretary General
Yes
Length of term of the Secretary General
The same as the term of the House
Previous occupation of the current Secretary General
Parliamentary staff

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No