The Green Wave Takes Swiss Elections By Storm

On the 20th October 2019, the Swiss elections came to a close with a surprising outcome: Green parties gained an unprecedented share of the vote and for the first time could get a seat in the coalition that governs Switzerland. After advances by Green parties in the European parliamentary elections, climate change continues to play a key role in politics, as public opinion is ever more influenced by the effective communication of climate science.

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A shift in public opinion

Climate change consciousness turns into voter action

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Change in Swiss vote share 2015–2019. Source: The Guardian

What about the rest of Europe

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Source: The Guardian

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