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Seat allocation

The seat allocation reflects the number of Swiss Abroad in each country, as is also the case in the National Council where the seat allocation corresponds to the number of inhabitants of the cantons.

The Council of the Swiss Abroad (CSA) consists of 140 members, of which 120 are delegates of the Swiss communities abroad and 20 representatives from Switzerland.

The members are re-elected every four years. The next elections will take place between January and June 2021.

The seat allocation is periodically re-determined on the basis of the current Statistics on the Swiss Abroad of the Federal Department for Foreign Affairs.

Current seat allocation by continent and country

Continent

Seats

Europe

60

America

30

Africa

8

Asia

16

Oceania

6

Switzerland

20

TOTAL

140

Seat allocation for the term of office 2017-2021

Continent

Country/Group of countries

Seats

Europe

France

12 

 

Germany

8

 

Italy

 

Great Britain

5

 

Spain

 

Austria

 

Netherlands

 

Belgium

 

Sweden

1

 

Liechtenstein

1

 

Greece

1

 

Denmark

1

 

Portugal

1

 

Norway

1

 

Turkey

1

 

Hungary

1

 

Finland

1

 

Ireland

1

 

Czech Republic

1

 

Luxembourg

1

 

Monaco

1

 

Eastern Europe

1

 

Balkans

1

 

Russia

1

America

USA

 

Canada

 

Argentina

3

 

Brazil

 

Mexico

 

Chile

 

Peru

1

 

Columbia

1

 

Venezuela

1

 

Dominican Republic

1

 

Ecuador

1

 

Costa Rica

1

 

Paraguay

1

Africa

South Africa

2

 

Egypt

1

 

Tunisia

1

 

Morocco

1

 

Freely available

3

Asia

Israel

 

Thailand

2

 

China

1

 

Philippines

1

 

Singapore

1

 

Japan

1

 

United Arab Emirates

1

 

South Asia 

 

Central Asia

1

 

Middle East

1

 

Freely available

2

Oceania

Australia

4

 

New Zealand

Switzerland

 

20

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