City Council of Bern
It consists of five full-time members who represent proportionally the voting population of the city of Bern; they are elected for four years, and each one leads one of the directorates of the city administration. Chairman of the municipal council is the mayor (Stadtpräsident) who is elected by the people in a plurality voting system (Majorz). The council meets weekly in the Erlacherhof. The Town Clerk (Stadtschreiber) is elected by the city council.
- Official website (in German)
- Bern (City), 3.1 – Political system and politics in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
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