FDP-Liberal parliamentary group in the Federal Assembly - FDP-Liberale Fraktion der Bundesversammlung

FDP-Liberal parliamentary group in the Federal Assembly
Members: 46
(as of December 9, 2015)
Share of voters: 16.4%
(as of: 2015 NR elections)
National Council: 33 seats (16.5%)
Council of States: 13 seats (28.3%)
Group President: Beat Walti
Groupings: Estates
group Groupe libéral-radical latin
Website: FDP Liberal Group (RL)
Beat Walti, President of the FDP parliamentary group
Door of the parliamentary group meeting room in the Federal Palace

The FDP-Liberal parliamentary group of the Federal Assembly (Groupe libéral-radical / Gruppo liberale-radicale / Fracziun liberaldemocraticaist) is the parliamentary group of the Swiss party “ FDP.The Liberals ” in the federal parliament . In parliamentary operations, the parliamentary group bears the abbreviation RL .

fraction

The FDP-Liberal parliamentary group represents 16.4 percent of the voters ( 2015 elections ) in Switzerland. It consists of 33 National Councilors (NR) and 13 Councils of States (SR) of the FDP party, the Liberals . Among them are 8 women: 7 national councilors and 1 member of the Council of States, the proportion of women in the parliamentary group is 17.4 percent.

The parliamentary group is independent of other party organs in its decisions, but it relies on the goals and programs of the party. The parliamentary group's sole responsibility is to nominate the party's Federal Council candidates.

The FDP-Liberal Fraction was founded after the Swiss parliamentary elections in 2003 , about 5 years before the merger of the Free Democratic Party of Switzerland (FDP) and the Liberal Party of Switzerland (LPS) , by the national and state councils of both parties. The joint parliamentary group paved the way for the establishment of the union of liberals and liberals (2005) and then the merger party “ FDP. Liberals»(2009). The parliamentary group has had its current name since November 2008. From 2005 to 2008 it was known as the "Freethinking Liberal parliamentary group". Before 2005, the “Free Democratic Fraction” (FDP Fraction, abbreviation R) and the “Liberal Fraction” (LPS Fraction, abbreviation L) existed separately in the Federal Assembly.

Parliamentary group leader

Bureau
Beat Walti NR / ZH , parliamentary group president, since 2017
Thomas Hefti SR / GL , Vice-President (President of the parliamentary group of the parliamentary group), since 2015
Hugues Hiltpold NR / GE , Vice President (President of the Parliamentary Group of Latin Switzerland), since 2015
Board
Presidium members (see above)
President and Vice-President of the FDP Liberal Switzerland ( ex-officio )
Federal Councilors of the FDP and (if necessary) the Federal Chancellor from the FDP (ex-officio)
Office members of the National Council and Council of States (ex-officio)
10 other FDP federal parliamentarians

Group presidents

FDP Liberal Group

Period Group leader Canton / Council other offices
2017– Beat Walti ZH / NR
2015–2017 Ignazio Cassis TI / NR Federal Council since 1.11.17
2008–2015 Gabi Huber UR / NR
2005–2008 Felix Gutzwiller ZH / NR, SR

Liberal Democratic Group

Period Group leader Canton / Council other offices
2002–2005 Fulvio Pelli TI / NR President of FDP Switzerland since 2005
1996–2002 Christine Beerli BE / SR
1990–1996 Pascal Couchepin VS / NR Federal Council 1998–2009
1986–1989 Ulrich Bremi ZH / NR President of the National Council 1990/91
1982–1985 Jean-Jacques Cevey VD / NR President of the National Council 1986/87
1978–1982 Franz Eng SO / NO President of the National Council 1982/83
1975–1978 Luigi Generali TI / NR President of the National Council 1978/79
1973–1975 Paul Bürgi SG / NR, SR
1970–1973 Georges-André Chevallaz VD / NR Federal Council 1974–1983
1967–1970 Alfred Weber BE / NR President of the National Council 1970/71
1966–1967 Emil Baumgartner BE / NR
1964–1966 Alfred Schaller BS / NR President of the National Council 1966/67
1960–1963 Ernst Studer BE / NR
1953–1959 Andre Guinand GE / NO President of the National Council 1962/63
1947–1953 Herrmann Hüberlin ZH / NR President of the National Council 1954/55
1944–1947 Eugene Hirzel VD / NR
1943–1944 Pierre Rochat VD / NR
1941–1943 Emil Keller AG / NR President of the National Council 1942/43
1938–1941 Ludwig F. Meyer LU / NR
1936–1938 Henry Vallotton VD / NR President of the National Council 1938/39
1933–1935 Robert Schläpfer SO / SR
1928–1933 Hermann Schüpbach BE / NR President of the National Council 1934/35
1925–1928 Henri Calame NE / NR
1924–1925 Beat-Heinrich Bolli SH / SR President of the Council of States 1918/19
1918–1924 Robert Forrer SG / NO

Group of the Liberal Party of Switzerland

Period Group leader Canton / Council other offices
1999–2004 Remy Scheurer NE / NR
from 1994 Jean-Michel Gros
from 1991 Jean-Francois Leuba
from 1987 Francois Jeanneret
from 1979 Claude Bonnard
from 1972 Peter Dürrenmatt
from 1971 Raymond Deonna
from 1963 Gaston Clottu
from 1959 Louis Guisan
from 1951 Nicolas jaquet
from 1947 Aymon de Senarclens
from 1943 Albert Oeri
from 1935 Charles Gorgerat
from 1929 Maurice Bujard
from 1925 Albert-Edouard Maunoir
from 1917 Aloïs de Meuron

composition

Legislature Years Members Council of States National Council Share of votes NO
50. 2015–2019 46 13 33 16,4 %[1]
49. 2011–2015 41 11 30 15,1 %[2]
48. 2007–2011 47 12 35 15,8 %[3]

literature

  • 1878-1988. A Century of Liberal Democratic Group of the Federal Assembly , Politische Rundschau, Bern , No. 4/1978
  • Eugen Dietschi: 60 Years of Federal Politics - A Contribution to the Party History of Swiss Freedom , FDP of Switzerland (Editor), Bern, 1979

Weblinks

Individual evidence

  1. National Council elections: Overview Switzerland. Federal Statistical Office, October 18, 2015, accessed on December 16, 2015 .
  2. National Council elections: Overview Switzerland. Federal Statistical Office, accessed on December 16, 2015 .
  3. National Council elections: Overview Switzerland. Federal Statistical Office, accessed on December 16, 2015 .