Federal Act on Political Rights

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Art. 16 Allocation of seats to the cantons

1The al­loc­a­tion of seats in the Na­tion­al Coun­cil among the can­tons is based on the fig­ures for the res­id­ent pop­u­la­tion ob­tained from the re­gister-re­lated sur­veys car­ried out as part of the census in ac­cord­ance with the Census Act of 22 June 20072 in the first cal­en­dar year fol­low­ing the pre­vi­ous gen­er­al elec­tions to the Na­tion­al Coun­cil.

2Based on the bind­ing fig­ures for the res­id­ent pop­u­la­tion in ac­cord­ance with Art­icle 13 of the Census Act of 22 June 2007, the Fed­er­al Coun­cil shall make a bind­ing de­cision on the num­ber of seats to be al­loc­ated to each can­ton in the fol­low gen­er­al elec­tion to the Na­tion­al Coun­cil.

1 Amended by Art. 17 No 1 of the Census Act of 22 June 2007, in force since 1 Jan. 2008 (AS 2007 6743; BBl 2007 53).
2 SR 431.112

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