Cantonal Council of Solothurn

The Cantonal Council of Solothurn (German: Solothurner Kantonsrat) is the legislature of the canton of Solothurn, in Switzerland. Solothurn has a unicameral legislature. The Cantonal Council has 100 seats, with members elected every four years.

In the last election, on 7 March 2009, saw the centre-right maintain its dominance of the Cantonal Council. FDP.The Liberals lost three seats, but remained the largest party, with 27 seats. The Christian Democrats added two seats, becoming the second-largest party, on 24 seats. The Social Democrats lost ground, falling three seats to 21 overall, whilst the Swiss People's Party gained one seat to 18. The left-wing Green Party and centre-right Green Liberal Party also gained two seats apiece.

 Summary of the 7 March 2009 Solothurn Cantonal Council election results
Party Ideology Vote % Vote % ± Seats Seats ±
FDP.The Liberals Classical liberalism 26.85 –1.61 27 –3
Christian Democratic People's Party Christian democracy 20.87 –1.05 25 +2
Social Democratic Party Social democracy 20.73 –4.40 21 –3
Swiss People's Party National conservatism 19.49 +1.71 18 +1
Green Party Green politics 6.49 +1.70 6 +2
Green Liberal Party Green liberalism 3.73 N/A 2 N/A
Evangelical People's Party Christian democracy 1.77 –0.10 1 ±0
Federal Democratic Union Christian right 0.27 N/A 0 N/A
Alternative Switzerland Party 0.08 N/A 0 N/A
Total 100.00 100
Source: Canton of Solothurn
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