Swiss referendums, 1952

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Nine referendums were held in Switzerland during 1952.[1] The first was held on 2 March on a federal resolution on changing the licencing requirements for new pubs, and was rejected by 54% of voters voters.[1] The second was held on 30 March on a federal law on promoting agriculture and the farming community, and was approved by 54% of voters.[1] The third was held on 20 April on a popular initiative on a "commodity sales tax", and was rejected by 81% of voters.[1] The fourth was held on 18 May on a popular initiative "for the finance of armaments and the protection of social achievements", and was rejected by 56% of voters.[1] The fifth was held on 6 July on a federal resolution on the coverage of expenditure on weapons, and was rejected by 58% of voters.[1] The sixth and seventh were both held on 5 October on making an amendment to the federal law on Aged and Bereavement insurance regarding tobacco tax, and on establishing air raid shelters in buildings. The first was approved by 68% of voters, whilst the second was rejected by 85%.[1] The eighth and ninth were both held on 23 November on a limited prolongation of some price controls and a federal resolution on bread supply.[1] Both were approved by voters.[1]

Results[edit]

March: Changes to licencing for new pubs[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 248,318 46.1
Against 290,520 53.9
Blank votes 27,302
Invalid votes 1,354
Total 567,494 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,415,536 40.1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

March: Federal law on promoting agriculture[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 483,583 54.0
Against 411,178 46.0
Blank votes 13,253
Invalid votes 1,826
Total 909,840 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,418,381 64.1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

April: Commodity sales tax[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 129,243 19.0 0 0 0
Against 552,122 81.0 19 6 22
Blank votes 13,769
Invalid votes 1,360
Total 696,494 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,417,918 49.1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

May: Popular initiatives on armaments and social achievements[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 328,341 43.7 3 2 4
Against 422,255 56.3 16 4 18
Blank votes 12,869
Invalid votes 1,376
Total 764,841 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,418,727 53.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

July: Weapons expenditure[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 256,195 42.0 3 0 3
Against 353,522 58.0 16 6 19
Blank votes 16,798
Invalid votes 881
Total 627,396 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,419,573 44.2
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

October: Aged and bereavement insurance[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 492,885 68.0
Against 232,007 32.0
Blank votes 22,427
Invalid votes 1,233
Total 748,552 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,422,239 52.6
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

October: Air raid shelters[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 110,681 15.5
Against 603,917 84.5
Blank votes 32,724
Invalid votes 1,230
Total 748,552 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,422,239 52.6
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

November: Price controls[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 489,461 62.8 14 2 15
Against 289,837 37.2 5 4 7
Blank votes 21,818
Invalid votes 2,160
Total 803,276 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,423,658 56.4
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

November: Bread supply[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 583,546 75.6 19 5 21.5
Against 188,044 24.4 0 1 0.5
Blank votes 29,537
Invalid votes 2,149
Total 803,276 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,423,658 56.4
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, pp1914–1915 ISBN 9783832956097