1928 Swiss federal election

Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 28 October 1928.[1] Although the Social Democratic Party received the most votes, the Free Democratic Party remained the largest party in the National Council, winning 58 of the 198 seats.[2]

ResultsEdit

National CouncilEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 220,141 27.4 50 +1
Free Democratic Party 220,135 27.4 58 –2
Swiss Conservative People's Party 172,516 21.4 46 +4
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 126,961 15.8 31 +1
Liberal Democratic Party 23,782 3.0 6 –1
Communist Party 14,818 1.8 2 –1
Democratic Group 14,073 1.7 3 –2
Evangelical People's Party 5,618 0.7 1 0
Union for Economic Defence 6,593 0.8 1 0
Other parties 0
Invalid/blank votes 17,782
Total 822,389 100 198 0
Registered voters/turnout 1,043,823 78.8
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Council of StatesEdit

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

Party Seats +/–
Free Democratic Party 20 –1
Swiss Conservative People's Party 18 0
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 3 +2
Democratic Group 1 0
Liberal Democratic Party 1 0
Social Democratic Party 0 –2
Other parties 1 +1
Total 44 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

ReferencesEdit

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