Swiss federal election, 1919

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Swiss federal election, 1919
Switzerland
1917 ←
26 October 1919
→ 1922

All 100 seats in the National Council
All 44 seats in the Council of States
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Robert Schöpfer Gustav Müller Joseph Räber
Party Free Democrats Social Democrats Conservative People's
Leader since 1919 1919 1919
Seats won 60 + 23 41 + 0 41 + 17
Popular vote 215,566 175,292 156,702
Percentage 28.8% 23.5% 21.0%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Rudolf Minger  ?  ?
Party Farmers, Traders and Independents Liberal Democrats Democrats
Leader since 1917
Seats won 30 + 1 9 + 2 4 + 1
Popular vote 114,537 28,497 14,677
Percentage 15.3% 3.8% 2.0%

  Seventh party
 
Leader  ?
Party Evangelical People's
Seats won 1 + 0
Popular vote 6,031
Percentage 0.8%
Coat of Arms of Switzerland (Pantone).svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Switzerland

Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 26 October 1919.[1] The Free Democratic Party emerged as the largest party in the National Council, winning 60 of the 189 seats.[2]

Results[edit]

National Council[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Free Democratic Party 215,566 28.8 60
Social Democratic Party 175,292 23.5 41
Swiss Conservative People's Party 156,702 21.0 41
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 114,537 15.3 30
Liberal Democratic Party 28,497 3.8 9
Grütli Union 20,559 2.8 0
Democratic Group 14,677 2.0 4
Evangelical People's Party 6,031 0.8 1
Other parties 15,342 2.1 3
Invalid/blank votes 13,397
Total 760,600 100 189
Registered voters/turnout 946,271 80.4
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Council of States[edit]

In several cantons the members of the Council of States were chosen by the cantonal parliaments.[3]

Party Seats
Free Democratic Party 23
Swiss Conservative People's Party 17
Liberal Democratic Party 2
Democratic Group 1
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 1
Social Democratic Party 0
Other parties 0
Total 44
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1894 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1953
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1956