Switzerland is a Multi-party state. The four largest parties in the country are represented in the Federal Council (national government) (alphabetical order):
- The center
- Free Democratic Party. The Liberals (FDP)
- Swiss People's Party (SVP)
- Social Democratic Party (SP)
There are quite a few other parties in the country. A list of all registered parties in Switzerland can be found here here. Because no party has an absolute majority, Swiss politics is always about that, compromises acceptable to the majority to find.