1987 Swiss referendums

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Seven referendums were held in Switzerland in 1987.[1] The first four were held on 5 April on amendments to the laws on asylum and foreign residents (both approved), a popular initiative "for the people's co-determination of military expenditure" (rejected) and a federal resolution on the voting system for popular initiatives that also have counter-proposals (approved).[1]

The last three were held on 6 December on a federal resolution on the Rail 2000 project (approved), an amendment to the federal law on health insurance (rejected) and a popular initiative "for the protection of fens - Rothenthurm Initiative" (approved).[1]

Results[edit]

April: Amendment to the asylum law[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 1,180,082 67.3
Against 572,330 32.7
Blank votes 35,021
Invalid votes 2,659
Total 1,790,092 100
Registered voters/turnout 4,223,723 42.4
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

April: Amendment to the foreign residents law[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 1,122,027 65.7
Against 585,460 34.3
Blank votes 73,532
Invalid votes 2,969
Total 1,783,988 100
Registered voters/turnout 4,223,723 42.2
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

April: Military expenditure[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 714,209 40.6 2 1 2.5
Against 1,046,637 59.4 18 5 20.5
Blank votes 28,080
Invalid votes 2,702
Total 1,791,628 100 20 6 23
Registered voters/turnout 4,223,723 42.4
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

April: Voting procedure for popular initiatives[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 1,080,992 63.3 18 6 21
Against 627,665 36.7 2 0 2
Blank votes 72,765
Invalid votes 3,592
Total 1,785,014 100 20 6 23
Registered voters/turnout 4,223,723 42.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

December: Rail 2000[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 1,140,857 57.0
Against 860,893 43.0
Blank votes 22,635
Invalid votes 2,889
Total 2,027,274 100
Registered voters/turnout 4,250,684 47.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

December: Amendment to the Health insurance law[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 571,447 28.7
Against 1,418,231 71.3
Blank votes 33,063
Invalid votes 3,300
Total 2,026,041 100
Registered voters/turnout 4,250,684 47.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

December: Fen protection (Rothenthurm initiative)[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 1,153,448 57.8 17 6 20
Against 843,555 42.2 3 0 3
Blank votes 26,139
Invalid votes 3,188
Total 2,026,330 100 20 6 23
Registered voters/turnout 4,250,684 47.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1931 ISBN 9783832956097