Swiss federal election, 1983

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Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 23 October 1983.[1] The Free Democratic Party emerged as the largest party in the National Council, winning 54 of the 200 seats.[2] It was the first time the Social Democratic Party had not received the most votes in a federal election since 1925.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Free Democratic Party 457,283 23.3 54 +3
Social Democratic Party 447,634 22.8 47 –4
Christian Democratic People's Party 396,281 20.2 42 –2
Swiss People's Party 217,166 11.1 23 0
Ring of Independents 78,292 4.0 8 0
National Action 57,592 2.9 4 +2
Liberal Party 55,326 2.8 8 0
Swiss Progressive Organisations 43,694 2.2 3 +1
Evangelical People's Party 40,837 2.1 3 0
Federation of Swiss Green Parties 37,079 1.9 3 +2
Feminist and Green Alternative Groups 20,063 1.0 0 0
Swiss Party of Labour 17,488 0.9 1 –2
Republican Movement 10,148 0.5 1 0
Autonomous Socialist Party 9,962 0.5 1 0
Independent Social-Christian Party 7,808 0.4 0 New
Federal Democratic Union 7,590 0.4 0 0
Other parties 55,599 2.8 2
Invalid/blank votes 30,118
Total 1,989,960 100 200 0
Registered voters/turnout 4,068,940 48.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Council of the States[edit]

Party Seats +/–
Christian Democratic People's Party 18 0
Free Democratic Party 14 +3
Social Democratic Party 6 –3
Swiss People's Party 5 0
Liberal Party 3 0
Ring of Independents 0 0
Total 46 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1895 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1955
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, pp1947–1951