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Daemon
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Landsgemeinde

Landsgemeinde is an open-air meeting to conduct cantonal business, held once a year in Appenzell, in the canton of Appenzell Inner-Rhoden in Switzerland. At the meeting, citizens vote on representatives for cantonal offices and on budget and tax proposals. The assembly is a tradition that dates back to the very early days of the Swiss state. Other districts in central and eastern Switzerland also have these assemblies, each with distinct customs. In Stans, for example, the blowing of a horn signals the time to walk to the meeting place outside the town. More...
monamagda
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Voting in Appenzell is direct democracy in its loveliest form, it takes a lot of courage to raise your hand and say your opinion in front of everybody
This is the purest system, and it’s working for them
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