Swiss referendums, 1959

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Two referendums were held in Switzerland in 1959.[1] The first was held on 1 February on the introduction of women's suffrage at the federal level, but was rejected by 67% of voters. The second was held on 24 May on adding article 22bis to the federal constitution, which concerned civil protection. It was approved by 62% of voters.[1]

Results[edit]

February: Women's suffrage[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 323,727 33.1 3 0 3
Against 654,939 66.9 16 6 19
Blank votes 7,497
Invalid votes 1,680
Total 987,843 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,480,555 66.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

May: Constitutional amendment[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 380,631 62.3 19 6 22
Against 230,701 37.7 0 0 0
Blank votes 21,623
Invalid votes 1,189
Total 634,144 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,479,566 42.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1917 ISBN 9783832956097