Poll suggests unchanged cabinet balance of power

20th September 2010, Comments 0 comments

A new poll puts candidates from the socialist and Liberal-Radical parties in the pole position to replace departing Swiss federal cabinet ministers Moritz Leuenberger and Hans-Rudolf Merz in elections this week. If the survey is accurate, the political balance of power on the seven-person council will stay unchanged, but a 4-3 majority of women would rule and an entrepreneur would bring a strong business voice to government.

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