Instead, the country has a Federal Council which is elected by the Federal Assembly (which works like the Athenian Assembly) every four years.
Switzerland: Switzerland, a country of roughly 8.2 million people, uses direct democracy to run its local, regional, and federal governments.
Every citizen over the age of 18 weighs in on how the country should be run, and because votes are so important, they are held four times a year and scheduled decades in advance.
While this type of democracy would eventually be replaced by a more representative form of government, the underlying idea—that government works best when it's run by its citizens—would go on to influence the governance of most of the Western world, including the United States.
With growing populations and more complex systems of government, the Athenian method of one voice, one vote doesn’t always work.