Swiss referendums, 1946

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Two referendums were held in Switzerland during 1946.[1] The first was held on 10 February on a federal resolution on a petition on cargo transportation, and was rejected by voters.[1] The second was held on 8 December on a popular initiative on the "right to work", and was also rejected.[1]

Background[edit]

The February referendum on cargo transportation was a mandatory referendum, whilst the December referendum was a popular initiative.[1] Both required a double majority; a majority of the popular vote and majority of the cantons.[2] The decision of each canton was based on the vote in that canton.[2] Full cantons counted as one vote, whilst half cantons counted as half.[2]

Results[edit]

February referendum[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 289,935 33.7 1 0 1
Against 571,566 66.3 18 6 21
Blank votes 14,857
Invalid votes 2,317
Total 878,675 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,347,483 65.2
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

December referendum[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 124,792 19.2 0 0 0
Against 525,366 80.8 19 6 22
Blank votes 28,852
Invalid votes 2,479
Total 681,489 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,359,392 50.1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1913 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ a b c Nohlen & Stöver, p1891