Swiss tenant and consumer protection referendum, 1955

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A referendum on tenant and consumer protection was held in Switzerland on 13 March 1955.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of a popular initiative "for the protection of tenants and consumers", which would prolong price controls.[1] Although the proposal was approved by a majority of voters, it was rejected by a majority of cantons,[1] so did not come into force. Voters also voted on a counterproposal, which was rejected by a majority of voters and cantons.[1]

Results[edit]

Proposal[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 392,588 50.24 6 2 7
Against 381,130 48.77 13 4 15
No answer 7,784 1.00
Blank votes 16,515
Invalid votes 5,675
Total 803,692 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,447,187 55.5
Source:Direct Democracy

Counter-proposal[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 317,934 40.68 7 3 8.5
Against 449,087 57.46 12 3 13.5
No answer 14,481 1.85
Blank votes 16,515
Invalid votes 5,675
Total 803,692 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,447,187 55.5
Source:Direct Democracy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1916 ISBN 9783832956097