1948 Swiss sugar industry referendum

A referendum on the sugar industry was held in Switzerland on 14 March 1948.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of a federal resolution on the reorganisation of the Swiss sugar industry.[1] The proposal was rejected by 63.8% 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 272,701 36.2
Against 481,352 63.8
Blank votes 22,857
Invalid votes 1,517
Total 778,427 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,376,490 56.6
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ a b c d Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1913 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1891