Swiss federal election, 1995

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Swiss federal election, 1995
Switzerland
1991 ←
22 October 1995 → 1999

All 200 seats to the National Council of Switzerland
and 39 (of the 46) seats to the Swiss Council of States
  First party Second party Third party
  Bodenmann.png Franz Steinegger.jpg Anton Cottier.jpg
Leader Peter Bodenmann Franz Steinegger Anton Cottier
Party Social Democrats Free Democrats Christian Democrats
Last election 41+3 seats, 18.5% 44+18 seats, 21.0% 35+16 seats, 18.0%
Seats won 54 + 5 45 + 17 34 + 16
Seat change Increase13+2 Increase1 + Decrease1 Decrease1 + Steady
Popular vote 415,226 384,515 319,972
Percentage 21.8% 20.2% 16.8%
Swing Increase 3.3pp Decrease 0.8pp Decrease 1.2pp

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Blank.png Ruedi Baumann.jpg NR Roland Borer.jpg
Leader Hans Uhlmann Ruedi Baumann Roland Borer
Party Swiss People's Greens Freedom
Last election 25+4 seats, 11.9% 14+0 seats, 6.1% 8+0 seats, 5.1%
Seats won 29 + 5 8 + 0 7 + 0
Seat change Increase4+1 Decrease6 + Steady Decrease1 + Steady
Popular vote 283,902 96,069 75,641
Percentage 14.9% 5.0% 4.0%
Swing Increase 3.0pp Decrease 1.1pp Decrease 1.1pp

  Seventh party Eighth party Ninth party
  Blank.png Blank.png Monika Weber.jpg
Leader François Jeanneret  ? Monika Weber
Party Liberals Swiss Democrats Ring of Independents
Last election 10+3 seats, 3.0% 5+0 seats, 3.4% 5+1 seats, 2.8%
Seats won 7 + 2 3 + 0 3 + 1
Seat change Decrease3+1 Decrease2 + Steady Decrease2 + Steady
Popular vote 51,182 59,613 34,801
Percentage 2.7% 3.1% 1.8%
Swing Decrease 0.3pp Decrease 0.3pp Decrease 1.0pp
Coat of Arms of Switzerland (Pantone).svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
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Federal elections were held in Switzerland on October 22, 1995.[1] The Social Democratic Party emerged as the largest party in the National Council, winning 54 of the 200 seats.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 415,226 21.8 54 +13
Free Democratic Party 384,515 20.2 45 +1
Christian Democratic People's Party 319,972 16.8 34 –1
Swiss People's Party 283,902 14.9 29 +4
Green Party 96,069 5.0 8 –6
Freedom Party 75,641 4.0 7 –1
Swiss Democrats 59,613 3.1 3 –2
Liberal Party 51,182 2.7 7 –3
Ring of Independents 34,801 1.8 3 –2
Evangelical People's Party 34,071 1.8 2 –1
Feminist and Green Alternative Groups 28,076 1.5 2 +1
Federal Democratic Union 24,795 1.3 1 0
Swiss Party of Labour 22,850 1.2 3 +1
Ticino League 17,940 0.9 1 –1
Solidarity 6,168 0.3 0 New
Independent Social-Christian Party 5,625 0.3 1 0
Other parties 44,878 2.4 0
Invalid/blank votes 35,298
Total 1,940,622 100 200 0
Registered voters/turnout 4,596,209 42.2
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Council of the States[edit]

Party Seats +/–
Free Democratic Party 17 –1
Christian Democratic People's Party 16 0
Swiss People's Party 5 +1
Social Democratic Party 5 +2
Liberal Party 2 –1
Ring of Independents 1 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