Swiss federal election, 1931

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Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 25 October 1931.[1] Although the Social Democratic Party received the most votes, the Free Democratic Party remained the largest party in the National Council, winning 52 of the 187 seats.[2]

Results[edit]

National Council[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 247,946 28.7 49 –1
Free Democratic Party 232,562 26.9 52 –6
Swiss Conservative People's Party 184,602 21.4 44 –2
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 131,809 15.3 30 –1
Liberal Democratic Party 24,573 2.8 6 0
Communist Party 12,778 1.5 2 0
Social-Political Group 10,726 1.2 2 –1
Evangelical People's Party 8,454 1.0 1 0
Other parties 9,841 1.1 1 0
Invalid/blank votes 18,645
Total 881,936 100 187 –11
Registered voters/turnout 1,118,841 78.8
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 19 –1
Swiss Conservative People's Party 18 0
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 3 0
Social Democratic Party 2 +2
Liberal Democratic Party 1 0
Social-Political Group 0 –1
Other parties 1 0
Total 44 0
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