City of Lucerne
The city parliament (Grosser Stadtrat
) is the legislative body of the city of Lucerne. It consists of 48 members who are elected in a proportional process by the city’s eligible voters for four-year terms. Six parties are represented in the Grosser Stadtrat (CVP, FDP, G/JG, GLP, SP/JUSO, SVP).
The executive branch of the city of Lucerne, the City Council (Stadtrat
), consists of five full-time members. The Stadtrat is elected every four years by a majority process. Each city councillor is responsible for one of the five departments: finance, education, traffic and security, buildings, and social services. Canton Lucerne
The Cantonal Council (Kantonsrat
) and Executive Council (Regierungsrat
) comprise the legislative and executive branches of the canton Lucerne. The Kantonsrat consists of 120 members who are elected by a proportional process. The Regierungsrat, like the city council, has five members who are responsible for the different departments.