Swiss referendums, 1954

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Four referendums were held in Switzerland during 1954.[1] The first two were held on 20 June on a federal resolution on concessions for shoemakers, saddlers, barbers and wainwrights and a federal resolution on assistance for war-affected Swiss citizens living abroad.[1] Both were rejected by voters.[1] The third was held on 24 October on a federal resolution on financial order between 1955 and 1958, and was approved by 70% of voters.[1] The fourth was held on 5 December on a popular initiative for the "protection of the Stromlandschaft and concession Rheinau", and was rejected by 69% of voters.[1]

Results[edit]

June: Concessions for some industries[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 187,729 33.1
Against 380,213 66.9
Blank votes 19,483
Invalid votes 1,407
Total 588,832 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,437,972 40.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

June: Assistance for the war-affected[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 243,311 44.0
Against 309,083 56.0
Blank votes 31,196
Invalid votes 1,048
Total 584,638 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,437,972 40.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

October: Financial order[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 457,527 70.0 18 6 21
Against 196,188 30.0 1 0 1
Blank votes 19,331
Invalid votes 1,096
Total 674,142 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,441,310 46.8
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

December: Popular initiative[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 229,114 31.2 1 0 1
Against 504,330 68.8 18 6 21
Blank votes 13,995
Invalid votes 1,000
Total 748,439 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,442,668 51.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, pp1915–1916 ISBN 9783832956097