The political system of Switzerland is characterized by decentralization and direct democracy. The multilingual state is typically governed by a broad coalition including members from four of the largest parliamentary parties. Civil liberties are generally respected in the country, though laws and policies adopted in recent years have reflected a growing wariness of immigration and minority groups, which face societal and systemic discrimination.
Freedom in the World — Switzerland Country Report
Switzerland is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.