Swiss federal election, 1999

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Swiss federal election, 1999
Switzerland
1995 ←
24 October 1999 → 2003

All 200 seats to the National Council of Switzerland
and 40 (of the 46) seats to the Swiss Council of States
  First party Second party Third party
  Ursula Koch.jpg Ueli Maurer (Nationalrat, 2007).jpg Franz Steinegger.jpg
Leader Ursula Koch Ueli Maurer Franz Steinegger
Party Social Democrats Swiss People's Free Democrats
Last election 54+5 seats, 21.8% 29+5 seats, 14.9% 45+17 seats, 20.2%
Seats won 51 + 6 44 + 7 43+17
Seat change Decrease3 + Increase1 Increase 15+2 Decrease2 + Steady0
Popular vote 438,560 440,159 388,780
Percentage 22.5% 22.6% 19.9%
Swing Increase 0.8pp Increase7.7pp Decrease0.3pp

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Ruedi Baumann.jpg Jacques-Simon Eggly.jpg
Leader Adalbert Durrer Ruedi Baumann Jacques-Simon Eggly
Party Christian Democrats Greens Liberals
Last election 34+16 seats, 16.8% 8+0 seats, 5.0% 7+2 seats, 2.7%
Seats won 35 + 15 8 + 0 6 + 0
Seat change Increase1 + Decrease1 Steady Decrease1+2
Popular vote 309,118 96,807 43,870
Percentage 15.8% 5.0% 2.2%
Swing Decrease1.0pp Steady Decrease0.5pp

  Seventh party Eighth party Ninth party
  Blank.png Blank.png Blank.png
Leader  ?  ? Giuliano Bignasca
Party Evangelical People's Labour Lega
Last election 2+0 seats, 1.8% 3+0 seats, 1.2% 1+0 seats, 0.9%
Seats won 3 + 0 2 + 0 2 + 0
Seat change Increase1 + Steady Decrease1 + Steady Increase1 + Steady
Popular vote 35,679 18,569 17,118
Percentage 1.8% 1.0% 0.9%
Swing Steady Decrease0.2pp Steady
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Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 24 October 1999.[1] Although the Swiss People's Party received the most votes for the first time in the party's history, the Social Democratic Party remained the largest party in the National Council, winning 51 of the 200 seats.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Swiss People's Party 440,159 22.6 44 +15
Social Democratic Party 438,560 22.5 51 –3
Free Democratic Party 388,780 19.9 43 –2
Christian Democratic People's Party 309,118 15.8 35 +1
Green Party 96,807 5.0 8 0
Liberal Party 43,870 2.2 6 –1
Swiss Democrats 35,883 1.8 1 –2
Evangelical People's Party 35,679 1.8 3 +1
Federal Democratic Union 24,355 1.2 1 0
Swiss Party of Labour 18,569 1.0 2 –1
Ticino League 17,118 0.9 2 +1
Freedom Party 16,887 0.9 0 –7
Ring of Independents 14,439 0.7 1 –2
Solidarity 9,138 0.5 1 +1
Christian Social Party 8,212 0.4 1 0
Feminist and Green Alternative Groups 6,257 0.3 1 –1
Other parties 47,120 2.4 0
Invalid/blank votes 53,457
Total 2,004,408 100 200 0
Registered voters/turnout 4,628,782 43.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Council of the States[edit]

Party Seats +/–
Free Democratic Party 17 0
Christian Democratic People's Party 15 –1
Swiss People's Party 7 +2
Social Democratic Party 6 +1
Liberal Party 0 –2
Ring of Independents 0 –1
Other parties 1
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