1970 Swiss referendums

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Five referendums were held in Switzerland in 1970.[1] The first was held on 1 February on a federal resolution on the domestic sugar market, and was approved by voters.[2] The second was held on 7 June on a popular initiative "against foreign infiltration", and was rejected by voters.[3] The third and fourth were held on 27 September on an amendment to the Swiss Federal Constitution regarding promoting gymnastics and sports, which was approved, and a popular initiative on the "right to habitation and expansion of family protection", which was rejected.[3] The fifth was held on 15 November on an amendment to the federal financial order, and was approved by voters.[1]

Results[edit]

February: Domestic sugar market[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 380,023 54.2
Against 320,653 45.8
Blank votes 13,615
Invalid votes 1,195
Total 715,486 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,634,975 43.8
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

June: Popular initiative against foreign infiltration[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 557,517 46.0 6 2 7
Against 654,844 54.0 13 4 15
Blank votes 11,740
Invalid votes 2,557
Total 1,226,658 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,641,777 74.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

September: Constitutional amendment on promotion of sports[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 524,361 74.6 19 6 22
Against 178,283 25.4 0 0 0
Blank votes 17,658
Invalid votes 1,081
Total 721,383 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,648,062 43.8
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

September: Popular initiative on housing[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 344,640 48.9 7 2 8
Against 359,818 51.1 12 4 14
Blank votes 16,420
Invalid votes 1,192
Total 722,070 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,648,062 43.8
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

November: Financial order[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 366,117 55.4 8 2 9
Against 294,965 44.6 11 4 13
Blank votes 19,658
Invalid votes 1,355
Total 682,095 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,665,753 40.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, pp1919–1920 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1919
  3. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, p1920