Political parties are active in all different areas and at different political levels in Switzerland (Confederation, cantons, communes). Their main tasks include:
Recruiting candidates for public office subject to election
Contributing to the formation of opinion and the will of the people
Establishing parliamentary groups
Taking part in the consultation procedure.
There are many different political parties in Switzerland. There are parties that exist only at communal or cantonal level, while other parties are active in all the cantons. There is no official overview of the parties in Switzerland, but on the Swiss Parliament website you will find a list of all the parties represented in the Federal Assembly.