cantons

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  • A double majority of people and cantons is required to change the constitution.
  • This constitution provided for a central authority while leaving the cantons the right to self-government on local issues.
  • Both required a double majority; a majority of the popular vote and majority of the cantons.
  • As on the federal level, all cantons provide for some forms of direct democracy.
  • Both types required a double majority; a majority of the popular vote and majority of the cantons.
  • Within the cantons, the local governments were run by a seven member commission until new elections could be held.
  • It is an old tradition from the rural central cantons and considered the national sport by some.
  • The French though brought together many key members of the kingdom as the chiefs of cantons.
  • Depending on how many clubs they have, cantons can have one or more leagues.
  • In some cantons members are elected by popular vote; in others, by the legislative assembly. Cited from The Governments of Europe, by Frederic Austin Ogg
  • Most authority remained with the cantons, including all powers not explicitly granted to the federal government.
  • The majority of people of the east cantons welcomed this as they considered themselves German.
  • However, all cantons now provide for the councillors to be chosen by popular election.
  • In some cantons private companies are unable to avoid payment of the church tax.
  • The two half cantons have since signed a number of agreements to co-operate.
  • Each province was composed of one or more cantons, each canton was divided into several districts parish.
  • The revolt was put down by force with the aid of other cantons.
  • They include the whole population of the Italian cantons, and part of the French and German. Cited from A Little Swiss Sojourn, by W. D. Howells
  • It also proved instrumental in the development of a sense of unity among these sometimes highly individual cantons.
  • It had a central government with little role for cantons.
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Root form of cantons is canton for both verb and noun.

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Meaning of cantons

  • noun A small administrative division of a country
  • verb Divide into cantons, of a country