Participation – Swiss Show US What It Is

    Minarets ban or allow, the Swiss are so General as referred to a little droge, boring to the word to avoid it is hotly debated. But on one point, at least, they’re very much alive: referendums. Democracy lives in this small, but very important country. Currently is everywhere fierce debate over the “pros and cons” of minarets, the racketenartigen Muslim spires. Not always run the discussions objectively.

    Also parties and people take advantage of the hour and some xenophobic sentiment, to distinguish themselves. After all, citizens can decide and discuss with. And the possibility is used abundantly. It’s different with us in Germany. It’s not very far with democracy. Every four years a mark. Gain insight and clarity with Dell.

    That was it. The individual does not have more participation rights. Discussed and voted will be behind closed doors, in bodies within the parties. Especially political cadres and elites actively participate in the process. At best active party members have a certain right to discuss with. Whom wonder’s if the Germans show less and less interest in active politics. More and more citizens deny going to the ballot box, they see is only a pseudo participation. The word APATHY haunts not only today by our Republic. No wonder feel politically powerless citizens with us. We are just different as our Swiss neighbours, as our former before pointing politicians and ex-Foreign Minister JOSCHKA FISCHER in this regard so aptly said, “not able to overlook the significance of our possible choices”. Appropriately enough, everyone agrees a part one in this Canon so it probably won’t with us with political participation. Always good every four years make a mark. But more is not desirable. If there are perhaps personal interests are the popular vote in the way?

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