Swiss federal election, 1971

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Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 31 October 1971.[1] Although the Social Democratic Party received the most votes, the Free Democratic Party emerged as the largest party in the National Council, winning 49 of the 200 seats.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 456,233 22.9 46 –4
Free Democratic Party 432,259 21.7 49 0
Christian Democratic People's Party 407,225 20.4 44 –1
Swiss People's Party 220,487 11.1 23 –1
Ring of Independents 152,086 7.6 13 –3
Republican Movement 84,700 4.3 7 +7
National Action 63,781 3.2 4 +3
Swiss Party of Labour 51,341 2.6 5 0
Liberal Democratic Union 43,710 2.2 6 0
Evangelical People's Party 42,778 2.1 3 0
Independent Social-Christian Party 5,946 0.3 0
Autonomous Socialist Party 5,271 0.3 0 New
Swiss Progressive Organisations 1,820 0.1 0
Other parties 24,679 1.2 0
Invalid/blank votes 25,761
Total 2,018,316 100 200 0
Registered voters/turnout 3,549,429 56.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Council of the States[edit]

Party Seats +/–
Christian Democratic People's Party 17 –1
Free Democratic Party 15 +1
Swiss People's Party 5 –1
Social Democratic Party 4 +2
Liberal Democratic Union 2 –1
Ring of Independents 1 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, p1954