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Art. 1  The Grand Orient of Switzerland is a federation of masonic Lodges, which constitutes an association as defined in articles 60 and subsequent of the Civil Code of Switzerland.

Art. 2  The Grand Orient of Switzerland is composed of:

a) the founding Lodges that signed the foundation act;

b) the Lodges that will be admitted subsequently.

Art. 3  Each Lodge is autonomous, in accordance to the Masonic Tradition. It must refer to the Constitution and the Regulations of the Grand Orient of Switzerland.

Art. 4  The purpose of the Grand Orient of Switzerland is to promote the prosperity of Freemasonry in the Helvetian Confederation.

Art. 6  The Grand Orient of Switzerland is a self-governed and independent Masonic Body.

Art. 8  The Grand Orient of Switzerland fosters brotherly relationships with other Masonic Bodies.