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How to stand for election to the National Council

Requirements to be met when standing for election to the National Council. Additional information for Swiss citizens living abroad who wish to stand for election to the National Council.

The Federal Chancellery coordinates the elections to the National Council: it provides the cantons with the information they require to organise the elections.

In order to stand for election, candidates must meet the requirements defined in the Constitution. There are additional requirements for Swiss living abroad.

Who can stand for election to the National Council?

How to stand for election

In order to stand for election to the National Council, candidates must meet the requirements set by their own canton. The following requirements apply to candidates living in Switzerland and to those living abroad.

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