1919 Swiss federal election

Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 26 October 1919.[1] The Free Democratic Party emerged as the largest party in the National Council, winning 60 of the 189 seats.[2]

1919 Swiss federal election

← 1917 26 October 1919 1922 →

All 100 seats in the National Council
All 44 seats in the Council of States
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Robert Schöpfer Gustav Müller Joseph Räber
Party Free Democrats Social Democrats Christian Democrats
Leader since 1919 1919 1919
Leader's seat Solothurn Bern Schwyz
Seats won 60 + 23 41 + 0 41 + 17
Popular vote 215,566 175,292 156,702
Percentage 28.8% 23.5% 21.0%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Rudolf Minger ? ?
Party Farmers, Traders and Independents Liberals Democrats
Leader since 1917
Leader's seat Bern
Seats won 30 + 1 9 + 2 4 + 1
Popular vote 114,537 28,497 14,677
Percentage 15.3% 3.8% 2.0%

  Seventh party
 
Leader ?
Party Evangelical People's
Seats won 1 + 0
Popular vote 6,031
Percentage 0.8%

ResultsEdit

National CouncilEdit

SummaryEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Free Democratic Party 215,566 28.8 60 –43
Social Democratic Party 175,292 23.5 41 +21
Conservative People's Party 156,702 21.0 41 –1
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 114,537 15.3 30 +26
Liberal Democratic Party 28,497 3.8 9 –3
Grütli Union 20,559 2.8 2 New
Democratic Group 14,677 2.0 4 –3
Evangelical People's Party 6,031 0.8 1 +1
Young Radicals 15,342 2.1 1 +1
Others 0
Invalid/blank votes 13,397
Total 760,600 100 189 0
Registered voters/turnout 946,271 80.4
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

By constituencyEdit

Constituency Seats Party Seats
won
Aargau 12 Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 3
Conservative People's Party 3
Free Democratic Party 3
Social Democratic Party 3
Appenzell Ausserrhoden 3 Free Democratic Party 2
Social Democratic Party 1
Appenzell Innerrhoden 1 Conservative People's Party 1
Basel-Landschaft 4 Free Democratic Party 3
Social Democratic Party 1
Basel-Stadt 7 Social Democratic Party 3
Conservative People's Party 1
Free Democratic Party 1
Liberal Party 1
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 1
Bern 32 Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 16
Social Democratic Party 9
Free Democratic Party 5
Conservative People's Party 1
Grütli Union 1
Fribourg 7 Conservative People's Party 6
Free Democratic Party 1
Geneva 8 Free Democratic Party 2
Liberal Party 2
Social Democratic Party 2
Conservative People's Party 1
Young Radicals 1
Glarus 2 Democratic Group 1
Free Democratic Party 1
Grisons 6 Free Democratic Party 3
Conservative People's Party 2
Social Democratic Party 1
Lucerne 8 Conservative People's Party 5
Free Democratic Party 3
Neuchâtel 7 Social Democratic Party 3
Free Democratic Party 2
Liberal Party 2
Nidwalden 1 Conservative People's Party 1
Obwalden 1 Conservative People's Party 1
Schaffhausen 2 Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 2
Schwyz 3 Conservative People's Party 2
Free Democratic Party 1
Solothurn 6 Free Democratic Party 3
Social Democratic Party 2
Conservative People's Party 1
St. Gallen 15 Conservative People's Party 6
Free Democratic Party 5
Democratic Group 2
Social Democratic Party 2
Ticino 8 Free Democratic Party 4
Conservative People's Party 3
Social Democratic Party 1
Thurgau 7 Free Democratic Party 2
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 2
Conservative People's Party 1
Democratic Group 1
Social Democratic Party 1
Uri 1 Free Democratic Party 1
Vaud 16 Free Democratic Party 9
Liberal Party 4
Social Democratic Party 3
Valais 6 Conservative People's Party 5
Free Democratic Party 1
Zug 1 Free Democratic Party 1
Zürich 25 Social Democratic Party 9
Free Democratic Party 7
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 6
Conservative People's Party 1
Evangelical People's Party 1
Grütli Union 1
Source: Bundesamt für Statistik

Council of StatesEdit

SummaryEdit

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

Party Seats
Free Democratic Party 23
Swiss Conservative People's Party 17
Liberal Democratic Party 2
Democratic Group 1
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 1
Social Democratic Party 0
Other parties 0
Total 44
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

By cantonEdit

Constituency Seats Party Elected members
Aargau 2 Free Democratic Party Gottfried Keller
Free Democratic Party Peter Emil Isler
Appenzell Ausserrhoden 1 Free Democratic Party Johannes Baumann
Appenzell Innerrhoden 1 Conservative People's Party Johann Baptist Edmund Dähler
Basel-Landschaft 1 Free Democratic Party Gustav Johann Schneider
Basel-Stadt 1 Free Democratic Party Victor Emil Scherer
Bern 2 Free Democratic Party Paul Charmillot
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents Carl Moser
Fribourg 2 Conservative People's Party Georges Python
Conservative People's Party Georges de Montenach
Geneva 2 Free Democratic Party Henri Fazy
Liberal Party Jacques Rutty
Glarus 2 Democratic Group David Legler
Free Democratic Party Philippe Mercier
Grisons 2 Free Democratic Party Andreas Laelys
Conservative People's Party Friedrich Brügger
Lucerne 2 Conservative People's Party Josef Dürig
Conservative People's Party Josef Winiger
Neuchâtel 2 Free Democratic Party Auguste Pettavel
Liberal Party Pierre de Meuron
Nidwalden 1 Conservative People's Party Jakob Konstantin Wyrsch
Obwalden 1 Conservative People's Party Adalbert Wirz
Schaffhausen 2 Free Democratic Party Albert Ammann
Free Democratic Party Heinrich Bolli
Schwyz 2 Conservative People's Party Martin Ochsner
Conservative People's Party Josef Räber
Solothurn 2 Free Democratic Party Casimir von Arx
Free Democratic Party Robert Schöpfer
St. Gallen 2 Free Democratic Party Johannes Geel
Conservative People's Party Anton August Messmer
Ticino 2 Free Democratic Party Stefano Gabuzzi
Free Democratic Party Adolfo Soldini
Thurgau 2 Free Democratic Party Alexander Otto Aepli
Free Democratic Party Albert Böhi
Uri 2 Conservative People's Party Karl Huber
Conservative People's Party Franz Muheim
Vaud 2 Free Democratic Party Émile Dind
Free Democratic Party Henri Simon
Valais 2 Conservative People's Party Joseph Ribordy
Conservative People's Party Julius Zen Ruffinen
Zug 2 Conservative People's Party Josef Andermatt
Conservative People's Party Josef Hildebrand
Zürich 2 Free Democratic Party Oskar Wettstein
Free Democratic Party Paul Usteri

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1894 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1953
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1956