Council of States (Switzerland)

upper house

The Council of States (German: Ständerat, French: Conseil des États, Italian: Consiglio degli Stati, Romansh: Cussegl dals Stadis) is the smaller chamber of the Federal Assembly of Switzerland. It is thought to be the Assembly's upper house, with the National Council being the lower house. It comprises 46 members.[1]


  1. "The Council of States" (official site). Berne, Switzerland: The Swiss Parliament. Retrieved 2016-08-09.