Swiss referendums, 1992

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Fifteen referendums were held in Switzerland during 1992.[1] The first two were held on 16 February on popular initiatives "for a financially bearable health insurance" and "for the drastic and stepwise limitation of animal experiments." Both were rejected by voters.[2] The next seven were held on 17 May on joining and contributing to the Bretton Woods system (both approved), a federal law on water protection (approved), a popular initiative "for the recovery of our waters" (rejected), a federal resolution on the popular initiative "against the malpractice of gene technology on humans" (approved), a federal resolution on creating a civilian service alternative to military service (approved) and a change to the Strafgesetzbuch and the Military Penal Code on sexual integrity (approved).[3]

A third set of six referendums was held on 27 September on a federal resolution on building a transalpine rail route (approved), a federal law on the standing orders of the Federal Assembly (approved), federal laws on the salaries and expenses of members of the Federal Assembly (both rejected), an amendment to the stamp duty law (approved) and a federal law on farmland (approved).[4] The final referendum was held on 6 December on a federal resolution on the European Economic Area, and was narrowly rejected.[5]

Results[edit]

Month Question For Against Blank/invalid Total Registered
voters
Turnout Cantons for Cantons against
Votes % Votes % Blank Invalid Full Half Full Half
February Popular initiative on health insurance 772,995 39.3 1,195,550 60.7 31,969 4,469 2,004,983 4,515,485 44.4 1 0 19 6
Popular initiative on animal experiments 864,898 43.6 1,117,236 56.4 22,854 4,412 2,009,400 44.5 3 1 17 5
May Joining Bretton Woods 923,685 55.8 730,553 44.2 95,836 3,383 1,753,457 4,519,144 38.8
Contribution to Bretton Woods 929,926 56.4 718,257 43.6 101,607 3,488 1,753,278 38.8
Federal law on water protection 1,151,706 66.1 591,240 33.9 26,233 2,664 1,771,843 39.2
Popular initiative on water protection 644,083 37.1 1,093,987 62.9 31,086 2,566 1,771,722 39.2 0 0 20 6
Popular initiative on gene technology 1,271,052 73.8 450,635 26.2 45,657 3,143 1,770,487 39.2 19 6 1 0
Civilian service 1,442,263 82.5 305,441 17.5 22,027 2,408 1,772,139 39.2 20 6 0 0
Changes to the Strafgesetzbuch 1,255,604 73.1 461,723 26.9 48,500 2,925 1,768,752 39.1
September New Railway Link through the Alps (NRLA) proposal 1,305,914 63.6 747,048 36.4 24,945 2,878 2,080,785 4,533,617 45.9
Standing orders of the Federal Assembly 1,097,185 58.0 794,132 42.0 162,708 4,685 2,058,710 45.4
Salary of Federal Assembly members 542,768 27.6 1,424,954 72.4 93,732 3,649 2,065,103 45.6
Expenses of Federal Assembly members 590,484 30.6 1,339,597 69.4 127,774 3,894 2,061,749 45.5
Amendment to the stamp duty law 1,203,579 61.5 771,351 38.5 65,275 3,332 2,070,537 45.7
Law on farmland 1,058,317 53.6 917,091 46.4 90,249 4,054 2,069,711 45.7
December Federal resolution on the European Economic Area 1,762,872 49.7 1,786,708 50.3 23,487 7,027 3,580,094 4,546,571 78.7 6 2 14 4
Source: Nohlen

EEA referendum result by canton[edit]

Swiss European Economic Area referendum of 1992 results by Cantons
  Yes-votes
  No-votes
Canton Yes No Invalid/
blank
Total
votes
Registered
voters
Turnout
(%)
Votes % Votes %
Vaud 203,168 78.31 56,288 21.69 1,631 261,087 359,273 72.67
Valais 82,997 55.84 65,636 44.16 2,457 151,090 173,216 87.23
Geneva 114,819 78.14 32,120 21.86 1,370 148,309 201,738 73.52
Bern 255,224 47.59 281,026 52.41 3,929 540,179 686,459 78.69
Fribourg 72,101 64.89 39,017 35.11 1,006 112,124 146,744 76.41
Solothurn 56,554 42.59 76,233 57.41 2,389 135,176 161,531 83.68
Neuchâtel 61,466 79.96 15,408 20.04 499 77,373 103,399 74.83
Jura 27,298 77.15 8,087 22.85 261 35,646 47,158 75.59
Basel-Stadt 52,519 55.43 42,226 44.57 818 95,563 132,051 72.37
Basel-Landschaft 68,001 53.18 59,872 46.82 1,229 129,102 161,211 80.08
Aargau 101,582 39.94 152,769 60.06 1,541 255,892 335,992 76.16
Zürich 297,503 48.48 316,154 51.52 4,552 618,209 768,126 80.48
Glarus 6,290 31.95 13,398 68.05 92 19,780 24,814 79.71
Schaffhausen 15,810 38.51 25,249 61.49 637 41,696 48,787 85.47
Appenzell Ausserrhoden 10,612 36.73 18,278 63.27 149 29,039 35,204 82.49
Appenzell Innerrhoden 2,397 29.05 5,854 70.95 46 8,297 9,799 84.67
St. Gallen 86,247 38.44 138,103 61.56 1,862 226,212 278,676 81.17
Graubünden 29,821 32.44 62,115 67.56 669 92,605 122,356 75.68
Thurgau 38,329 35.96 68,265 64.04 829 107,423 134,311 79.98
Lucerne 70,878 39.31 109,447 60.69 1,289 181,614 224,458 80.91
Uri 4,943 25.13 14,728 74.87 145 19,816 25,290 78.36
Schwyz 17,094 26.69 46,962 73.31 259 64,315 77,278 83.23
Obwalden 4,737 28.2 12,062 71.8 141 16,940 20,713 81.78
Nidwalden 6,957 33.86 13,590 66.14 264 20,811 24,745 84.10
Zug 22,037 43.83 28,239 56.17 372 50,648 58,104 87.17
Ticino 53,488 38.46 85,582 61.54 2,078 141,148 185,138 76.24
Source: European Election Database

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, pp1933–1945 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1933
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, pp1934–1935
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1934
  5. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1935