The Federal Authorities
of the Swiss Confederation

Title 5: Federal Authorities
Chapter 2: Federal Assembly
Section 1: Organisation
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Art. 150 Composition and election of the Council of States

1 The Council of States is composed of 46 representatives of the Cantons.

2 The Cantons of Obwalden, Nidwalden, Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft, Appenzell Ausserrhoden and Appenzell Innerrhoden each elect one representative; the other Cantons each elect two representatives.

3 The Cantons determine the rules for the election of their representatives to the Council of States.

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