Swiss referendums, 1925

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Three referendums were held in Switzerland during 1925.[1] The first was held on 24 May on a popular initiative calling for insurance for invalidity, old age and bereavement, and was rejected by voters.[1] The second was held on 25 October on a federal resolution on the settlement and residence of foreigners, and was approved by a majority of voters and cantons.[1] The third was held on 6 December on a federal resolution on insurance for invalidity, old age and bereavement, and was also approved by a majority of voters and cantons.[1]

Background[edit]

The May referendum was a popular initiative,[1] which required a double majority; a majority of the popular vote and majority of the cantons.[2] The decision of each canton was based on the vote in that canton.[2] Full cantons counted as one vote, whilst half cantons counted as half.[2] The October and December referendums were both "obligatory" referendums, which also required a double majority.[2]

Results[edit]

May referendum[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 282,527 42.0 5 2 6
Against 390,129 58.0 14 4 16
Blank votes 13,577
Invalid votes 2,169
Total 688,402 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,008,865 68.2
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

October referendum[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 382,381 62.2 16 5 18.5
Against 232,272 37.8 3 1 3.5
Blank votes 71,838
Invalid votes 5,053
Total 691,544 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,017,692 68.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

December referendum[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 410,988 65.4 15 3 16.5
Against 3217,483 34.6 4 3 5.5
Blank votes 12,809
Invalid votes 1,786
Total 643,066 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,019,522 63.1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1909 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ a b c d Nohlen & Stöver, p1891