Swiss federal election, 1955

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Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 30 October 1955.[1] The Social Democratic Party emerged as the largest party in the National Council, winning 53 of the 196 seats.[2]

Results[edit]

National Council[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 263,664 27.0 53 +4
Free Democratic Party 227,370 23.3 50 –1
Swiss Conservative People's Party 226,122 23.2 47 –1
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 117,847 12.1 22 –1
Ring of Independents 53,450 5.5 10 0
Swiss Party of Labour 25,060 2.6 4 –1
Liberal Democratic Party 21,688 2.2 5 0
Social-Political Group 21,003 2.2 4 0
Evangelical People's Party 10,581 1.1 1 0
Liberal Socialist Party 3,471 0.4 0 0
Other parties 5,639 0.6 0
Invalid/blank votes 22,986
Total 998,881 100 196 0
Registered voters/turnout 1,425,421 70.1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Council of the States[edit]

In several cantons the members of the Council of the States were chosen by the cantonal parliaments.[3]

Party Seats +/–
Swiss Conservative People's Party 17 –1
Free Democratic Party 12 0
Social Democratic Party 5 +1
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 3 0
Liberal Democratic Party 3 0
Social-Political Group 2 0
Other parties 2 0
Total 44 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1895 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1954
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1956