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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 2025.

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 2021-2025

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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