Swiss federal election, 1991

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Swiss federal election, 1991
Switzerland
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All 200 seats to the National Council of Switzerland
All 46 seats to the Swiss Council of States
  First party Second party Third party
  Franz Steinegger.jpg Bodenmann.png Carlo Schmid-Sutter.png
Leader Franz Steinegger Peter Bodenmann Carlo Schmid-Sutter
Party Free Democrats Social Democrats Christian Democrats
Last election 51+14 seats, 22.9% 41+5 seats, 18.4% 42+19 seats, 19.6%
Seats won 44 + 18 41 + 3 35 + 16
Seat change Decrease7 + Increase4 Steady + Decrease2 Decrease 7+3
Popular vote 429,072 377,968 367,928
Percentage 21.0% 18.5% 18.0%
Swing Decrease 1.9pp Increase 0.1pp Decrease 1.6pp

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
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Leader Hans Uhlmann  ? Claude Bonnard
Party Swiss People's Greens Liberals
Last election 25+4 seats, 11.0% 9+0 seats, 4.9% 9+3 seats, 2.7%
Seats won 25 + 4 14 + 0 10 + 3
Seat change Steady Increase5 + Steady Increase1 + Steady
Popular vote 243,268 124,149 62,073
Percentage 11.9% 6.1% 3.0%
Swing Increase0.9pp Increase 1.2pp Increase 0.3pp

  Seventh party Eighth party Ninth party
  Jürg Scherrer.jpg Blank.png Blank.png
Leader Jürg Scherrer Rudolf Keller Franz Jaeger
Party Motorists' Swiss Democrats Ring of Independents
Last election 2+0 seats, 2.6% 3+0 seats, 2.5% 8+1 seats, 4.2%
Seats won 8 + 0 5 + 0 5 + 1
Seat change Increase6 + Steady Increase2 + Steady Decrease3 + Steady
Popular vote 103,585 69,297 57,819
Percentage 5.1% 3.4% 2.8%
Swing Increase 2.5pp Increase 0.9pp Decrease 1.4pp
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Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 20 October 1991.[1] The Free Democratic Party remained the largest party in the National Council, winning 44 of the 200 seats.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Free Democratic Party 429,072 21.0 44 –7
Social Democratic Party 377,968 18.5 41 0
Christian Democratic People's Party 367,928 18.0 35 –7
Swiss People's Party 243,268 11.9 25 0
Green Party 124,149 6.1 14 +5
Swiss Motorists' Party 103,585 5.1 8 +6
Swiss Democrats 69,297 3.4 5 +2
Liberal Party 62,073 3.0 10 +1
Ring of Independents 57,819 2.8 5 –3
Evangelical People's Party 38,681 1.9 3 0
Ticino League 28,290 1.4 2 New
Feminist and Green Alternative Groups 22,605 1.3 1 0
Federal Democratic Union 20,395 1.0 1 +1
Swiss Party of Labour 15,871 0.8 2 +1
Unitarian Socialist Party 12,006 0.6 1 0
Independent Social-Christian Party 8,039 0.4 1 +1
Swiss Progressive Organisations 4,552 0.2 0 –3
Other parties 55,503 2.7 2
Invalid/blank votes 32,800
Total 2,076,901 100 200 0
Registered voters/turnout 4,510,521 46.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Council of the States[edit]

Party Seats +/–
Free Democratic Party 18 +4
Christian Democratic People's Party 16 –3
Swiss People's Party 4 0
Social Democratic Party 3 –2
Liberal Party 3 0
Ring of Independents 1 0
Ticino League 1 New
Total 46 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1895 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1955