Swiss federal election, 1947

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Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 26 October 1947.[1] Although the Social Democratic Party received the most votes, the Free Democratic Party emerged as the largest party in the National Council, winning 52 of the 194 seats.[2]

Results[edit]

National Council[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 251,625 26.2 48 –8
Free Democratic Party 220,486 23.0 52 +5
Swiss Conservative People's Party 203,202 21.2 44 +1
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 115,976 12.1 21 –1
Swiss Party of Labour 49,353 5.1 7 New
Ring of Independents 42,428 4.4 8 +1
Liberal Democratic Party 30,492 3.2 7 –1
Social-Political Group 28,096 2.9 5 0
Evangelical People's Party 9,072 0.9 1 0
Liberal Socialist Party 4,626 0.5 1
Other parties 4,931 0.5
Invalid/blank votes 25,212
Total 985,499 100 194 0
Registered voters/turnout 1,360,453 72.4
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 18 –1
Free Democratic Party 11 –1
Social Democratic Party 5 0
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 4 0
Social-Political Group 2 0
Liberal Democratic Party 2 0
Other parties 2 +2
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