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"Landsgemeinde Appenzell Innerrhoden", Appenzell, Sunday, 24.4.2015
Landsgemeinde AI

By special arrangement, LSE alumnae and alumni will be going to

the Landsgemeinde Appenzell Innerrhoden

on Sunday, 24 April 2016

with a window view and hearty lunch at

the Hotel Saentis
9050 Appenzell
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The Landsgemeinde or "cantonal assembly" is one of the oldest forms of direct democracy. Formerly practiced in eight cantons of Switzerland, for practical reasons, the Landsgemeinde has been abolished in all but Appenzell Innerrhoden and Glarus, where it is still the highest political institution.

Eligible citizens of the canton meet in the open air to decide on laws and expenditures. Everyone can debate a question. Voting is accomplished by those in favour of a motion raising their hands. Historically, or in Appenzell until the admission of women, the only proof of citizenship necessary for men to enter the voting area was to show their ceremonial sword or Swiss military sidearm (bayonet). This proved that you were a freeman allowed to bear arms and to vote.

LSE alumnae and alumni, who are not citizens of Appenzell Innerrhoden, are requested to leave their swords and sidearms at home.

Dress: Casual

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #SLSEAAlandsgemeinde

You are also encouraged to participate in the Association's own exercise of direct democracy at our Annual Reunion and General Meeting in Geneva on Sunday, 26 June 2016.

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