Direct Democracy in Switzerland

We had a record turnout in the election on Tuesday. I waited in line for an hour, bonding with my co-voters. But we got nothing on Switzerland, with its “direct democracy.” The people in local cantonments gather in the town square to vote by show of hands. It’s called “Landsgemeinde” and thousands show up.

Cool photo with requisite matterhorn-ish mountain here: http://www.daylife.com/photo/0gnn667fRx5dZ

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