1944 Swiss unfair competition referendum

A referendum on unfair competition was held in Switzerland on 29 October 1944.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of a new federal law on unfair competition.[1] The proposal was approved by 52.9% of voters.[1]


The referendum was an optional referendum,[1] which only a majority of the vote, as opposed to the mandatory referendums, which required a double majority; a majority of the popular vote and majority of the cantons.[2]


Choice Votes %
For 343,648 52.9
Against 305,770 47.1
Blank votes 22,482
Invalid votes 2,569
Total 674,469 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,324,498 50.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ a b c d Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1912 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1891