Swiss federal election, 1951

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Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 28 October 1951.[1] Although the Social Democratic Party received the most votes, the Free Democratic Party remained the largest party in the National Council, winning 51 of the 196 seats.[2]

Results[edit]

National Council[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 249,857 26.0 49 +1
Free Democratic Party 230,687 24.0 51 –1
Swiss Conservative People's Party 216,616 22.5 48 +4
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 120,819 12.6 23 +2
Ring of Independents 49,100 5.1 10 +2
Swiss Party of Labour 25,659 2.7 5 –2
Liberal Democratic Party 24,813 2.6 5 –2
Social-Political Group 21,606 2.2 4 –1
Evangelical People's Party 9,559 1.0 1 0
Liberal Socialist Party 8,194 0.9 0
Other parties 4,588 0.5 0
Invalid/blank votes 25,439
Total 986,937 100 196 +2
Registered voters/turnout 1,386,146 71.2
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 0
Free Democratic Party 12 +1
Social Democratic Party 4 –1
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 3 –1
Liberal Democratic Party 3 +1
Social-Political Group 2 0
Other parties 2 0
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