Swiss federal election, 1943

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Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 31 October 1943.[1] The Social Democratic Party emerged as the largest party in the National Council, winning 56 of the 194 seats.[2]

Results[edit]

National Council[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 251,576 28.6 56 +11
Free Democratic Party 197,746 22.5 47 –2
Swiss Conservative People's Party 182,916 20.8 43 0
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 101,998 11.6 22 0
Ring of Independents 48,557 5.5 7 –2
Social-Political Group 29,627 3.4 5 0
Liberal Democratic Party 28,434 3.2 8 +2
Evangelical People's Party 3,627 0.4 1 +1
Young Farmers 18,310 2.1 5
Liberal Socialist Party 9,031 1.0
Other parties 7,918 0.9
Invalid/blank votes 28,506
Total 908,246 100 194 +7
Registered voters/turnout 1,296,706 70.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Council of the States[edit]

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

Party Seats +/–
Swiss Conservative People's Party 19 +1
Free Democratic Party 12 –2
Social Democratic Party 5 +2
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 4 0
Liberal Democratic Party 2 0
Social-Political Group 2 +2
Other parties 0 –3
Total 44 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1895 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1953
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1956