The Grand Council has eight parties, with the SVP, CVP, and FDP dominating the legislature.
The Grand Council has eight parties, with the SVP, CVP, and FDP dominating the legislature.
Largest party per constituency and seat distribution in the 2020 election
Largest party per constituency and seat distribution in the 2020 election

The Grand Council of Aargau (German: Grosser Rat) is the legislature of the canton of Aargau, in Switzerland. Aargau has a unicameral legislature. The Grand Council has 140 seats, with members elected every four years. The most recent election was on October 18, 2020.

Parties

At the elections between 1997 and 2020 the parties won the following number of seats and votes:[1]

  Seats 2020 2016 2012 2009 2005 2001 1997
  SVP 43 45 45 45 46 72 47
  FDP 21 22 22 20 24 40 40
  SP 23 27 22 22 30 36 48
  CVP 18 17 19 21 26 32 37
  Grüne 14 10 10 13 7 7 6
  glp 13 7 8 5 --- --- ---
  EVP 6 6 6 6 7 8 8
  BDP --- 4 6 4 --- --- ---
  EDU 2 2 2 2 --- --- 1
  SD --- --- --- 2 --- 4 7
  FP --- --- --- --- --- 1 4
  LdU --- --- --- --- --- --- 2
  total 140 140 140 140 140 200 200
  Votes 2020 2016 2012 2009 2005 2001 1997
  SVP 30,3 % 31,9 % 32,0 % 31,9 % 30,3 % 33,5 % 21,9 %
  SP 16,6 % 18,9 % 15,2 % 15,7 % 19,7 % 18,6 % 21,7 %
  FDP 14,7 % 16,0 % 15,4 % 14,3 % 16,9 % 19,0 % 19,6 %
  CVP 12,8 % 12,1 % 13,3 % 15,0 % 17,5 % 15,0 % 17,3 %
  Grüne 10,1 % 7,1 % 7,4 % 8,9 % 6,8 % 4,0 % 3,5 %
  GLP 9,2 % 5,3 % 5,5 % 3,5 % --- --- ---
  EVP 4,2 % 4,1 % 3,9 % 4,5 % 5,7 % 4,9 % 4,3 %
  BDP --- 2,7 % 4,4 % 3,1 % --- --- ---
  EDU 1,6 % 1,8 % 1,7 % 1,8 % 0,7 % 1,0 % 1,3 %
  SD --- --- 0,7 % 1,2 % 1,3 % 1,8 % 3,2 %
  LdU --- --- --- --- --- 1,4 % ---


Members

References