51st legislative period of the Swiss Federal Assembly - 51. Legislaturperiode der Schweizer Bundesversammlung

The 51st legislative period [1] of the Swiss Federal Assembly began on December 2, 2019. It will end on December 4, 2023 with the constituent session of the 52nd legislative period . [2] The meeting place for the National Council and the Council of States is the Bundeshaus in Bern .

The session

Corona protection information in the anteroom of the National Council chamber

As a rule, there are four three-week sessions per calendar year. In the event of a high workload or due to extraordinary events, the councils can be convened for additional sessions (special sessions or extraordinary sessions).

On March 15, 2020, the spring session was canceled after two weeks due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus . [3] This was an extraordinary decision. [4]


Elections on October 20, 2019
Political party Abbr.
Total seats
National Council Council of States change
Swiss People's Party Please 59 53 6 −11
Social Democratic Party SP 48 39 9 −7
FDP The Liberals FDP 41 29 12 −5
Christian Democratic People's Party CVP 39 25 14 −1
Green party GPS 33 28 5 +21
Green Liberal Party GLP 16 16 +9
Bourgeois Democratic Party [5] BDP 3 3 −5
Evangelical People's Party [5] EVP 3 3 +1
League of Ticino [6] League 1 1 −1
Party of Labor [7] PdA 1 1 0
solidarity [7] SOL 1 1 +1
Federal Democratic Union [6] EDU 1 1 +1
independent [6] 1 1 0


National Council

Term of office Council President [8] Canton comment
2019 Maya graf Canton of Basel-CountryCanton of Basel-Country Basel-Country Age president
2019/2020 Isabelle Moret Canton of VaudCanton of Vaud Waadt
2020/2021 Andreas Aebi Canton BernCanton Bern Bern

Council of States

Term of office Council President Canton Remarks
2019/2020 Hans Stöckli Canton BernCanton Bern Bern
2020/2021 Alex Kuprecht Canton of SchwyzCanton of Schwyz Schwyz

Parliamentary group leaders

fraction Term of office Group leader Canton
Group of the Swiss People's Party since 2017 Thomas Aeschi Canton of ZugCanton of Zug Zug
Socialist Group since 2015 Roger Nordmann Canton of VaudCanton of Vaud Waadt
Mitte-Fraktion. CVP-EVP-BDP 2019–2020 Leo Müller (interim) Canton lucerneCanton lucerne Luzern
since 2020 Andrea Gmür-Schönenberger Canton lucerneCanton lucerne Luzern
FDP Liberal Group since 2017 Beat Walti Canton ZurichCanton Zurich Zürich
Green Group 2013–2020 Balthasar Glättli Canton ZurichCanton Zurich Zürich
since 2020 Aline Trede Canton BernCanton Bern Bern
Green Liberal Group since 2011 Tiana Angelina Moser Canton ZurichCanton Zurich Zürich

Members of the National Council

See the list of members of the Swiss National Council in the 51st legislative period

Members of the Council of States

See the list of members of the Swiss Council of States in the 51st legislative period

See also



  1. The count of the legislative period is based on the corresponding count for the National Council. As the representative of the cantons (estates), the Council of States itself does not have any legislative periods. It has met permanently since 1848 and for this reason does not have an age committee.
  2. The legislative period of the National Council begins and ends with the constituent session of the newly elected National Council. This takes place on the seventh Monday after the election. See the factual report for the legislative period (status: summer 2018) by the Parliamentary Services ( available online ), page 4.
  3. ^ No third week of the spring session of the Federal Assembly. In: parlament.ch. March 15, 2020, accessed March 16, 2020 .
  4. ↑ In the past, parliamentary sessions were often interrupted. In: parlament.ch. March 16, 2020, accessed March 16, 2020 .
  5. a b affiliation with the CVP parliamentary group
  6. a b c affiliation with the SVP parliamentary group
  7. a b affiliation to the Green parliamentary group
  8. ↑ If the National Council and Council of States meet together as a United Federal Assembly, the Presidium of the National Council chairs the meeting.