Swiss referendums, 1951

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Four referendums were held in Switzerland during 1951.[1] The first was held on 25 February on a federal resolution on transport, and was rejected by voters.[1] The second was held on 15 April on a popular initiative to ensure purchasing power and full employment, together with a counterproposal.[1] The counterproposal was approved by 69% of voters, whilst the original proposal was rejected by 88% of voters.[1] The fourth referendum was held on 8 July on forcing public enterprises to make a financial contribution to the national defence budget, and was also rejected by voters.[1]

Results[edit]

February: Federal resolution on transport[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 318,232 44.3
Against 399,814 55.7
Blank votes 18,402
Invalid votes 1,586
Total 738,034 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,408,346 52.4
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

April: Full employment initiative[edit]

Proposal[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 88,486 12.28 0 0 0
Against 622,284 86.36 19 6 22
No answer 9,759 1.35
Blank votes 21,676
Invalid votes 5,399
Total 747,604 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,408,275 43.09
Source: Direct Democracy

Counter-proposal[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 490,326 68.05 19 6 22
Against 209,663 29.10 0 0 0
No answer 20,540 2.85
Blank votes 21,676
Invalid votes 5,399
Total 747,604 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,408,275 43.09
Source: Direct Democracy

July: Defence contributions[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 165,713 32.6
Against 341,869 67.4
Blank votes 20,836
Invalid votes 1,080
Total 529,498 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,409,091 37.6
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1914 ISBN 9783832956097