Swiss insurance referendum, 1912

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A referendum on insurance was held in Switzerland on 4 February 1912.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of a federal law on health and accident insurance.[1] The proposal was approved by 54.4% of voters.[1]

Background[edit]

The referendum was an optional referendum,[1] which only a majority of the vote, as opposed to the mandatory referendums, which required a double majority; a majority of the popular vote and majority of the cantons.[2]

Results[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 287,565 54.4
Against 241,816 45.6
Blank votes 6,735
Invalid votes 3,557
Total 539,273 100
Registered voters/turnout 839,212 64.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1907 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1891