1973 Swiss referendums

Eight referendums were held in Switzerland in 1973.[1] The first two were held on 4 March on amendments to the Swiss Federal Constitution on education and promoting research. Whilst the education proposal was approved by a majority of voters, it failed to receive the support of a majority of cantons. The research proposal was approved by both.[1] The third referendum was held on 20 May on another constitutional amendment, removing articles 51 and 52 regarding Jesuits and cloisters, and was approved.[1]

The final five referendums were held on 2 December on price controls, the credit system, measures to stabilise the construction market, a reversal of the income tax write-off and a constitutional amendment regarding the protection of animals, all of which were approved.[1]

ResultsEdit

March: Constitutional amendment on educationEdit

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 507,414 52.8 9 3 10.5
Against 454,428 47.2 10 3 11.5
Blank votes 35,349
Invalid votes 2,111
Total 999,302 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 3,633,517 27.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

March: Constitutional amendment on promoting researchEdit

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 617,628 64.5 17 4 19
Against 339,857 35.5 2 2 3
Blank votes 39,922
Invalid votes 2,090
Total 999,497 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 3,633,517 27.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

May: Constitutional amendment on Jesuits and cloistersEdit

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 791,076 54.9 14 5 16.5
Against 648,924 45.1 5 1 5.5
Blank votes 25,051
Invalid votes 2,443
Total 1,467,494 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 3,642,756 40.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

December: Price controlsEdit

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 751,173 59.8 17 6 20
Against 505,843 40.2 2 0 2
Blank votes 25,082
Invalid votes 1,701
Total 1,283,799 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 3,665,107 35.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

December: Credit systemEdit

Choice Votes %
For 810,307 65.1
Against 434,045 34.9
Blank votes 36,398
Invalid votes 1,811
Total 1,282,565 100
Registered voters/turnout 3,655,107 35.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

December: Construction marketEdit

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 881,662 70.4 17 6 20
Against 370,843 29.6 2 0 2
Blank votes 28,991
Invalid votes 1,745
Total 1,283,243 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 3,665,107 35.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

December: Income tax write-offEdit

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 834,792 68.0 17 5 19.5
Against 391,956 32.0 2 1 2.5
Blank votes 52,321
Invalid votes 1,918
Total 1,280,985 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 3,665,107 35.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

December: Constitutional amendment on animal protectionEdit

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 1,041,504 84.0 19 6 22
Against 199,090 16.0 0 0 0
Blank votes 39,855
Invalid votes 1,959
Total 1,282,410 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 3,665,107 35.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1921 ISBN 9783832956097