Swiss federal election, 1979

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Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 21 October 1979.[1] The Social Democratic Party and the Free Democratic Party emerged as the largest parties in the National Council, both winning 51 of the 200 seats.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 447,990 24.4 51 –4
Free Democratic Party 440,099 24.0 51 +4
Christian Democratic People's Party 390,281 21.3 44 –2
Swiss People's Party 212,705 11.6 23 +2
Ring of Independents 74,623 4.1 8 –3
Liberal Party 51,258 2.8 8 +2
Evangelical People's Party 40,744 2.2 3 0
Swiss Party of Labour 38,187 2.1 3 –1
Swiss Progressive Organisations 31,128 1.7 2 +2
National Action 24,257 1.3 2 0
Republican Movement 11,587 0.6 1 –3
Group for the Protection of the Environment/Green Party of Zürich 11,583 0.6 1 +1
Autonomous Socialist Party 8,147 0.4 1 0
Federal Democratic Union 4,626 0.3 0 0
Feminist and Green Alternative Groups 3,236 0.2 0
Other parties 42,740 2.3 2
Invalid/blank votes 23,460
Total 1,856,651 100 200 0
Registered voters/turnout 3,864,285 48.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Council of the States[edit]

Party Seats +/–
Christian Democratic People's Party 18 +1
Free Democratic Party 11 –4
Social Democratic Party 9 +4
Swiss People's Party 5 0
Liberal Party 3 +2
Ring of Independents 0 –1
Total 46 +2
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1895 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1955