1999 Swiss federal election

Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 24 October 1999.[1] Although the Swiss People's Party received the most votes for the first time in the party's history, the Social Democratic Party remained the largest party in the National Council, winning 51 of the 200 seats.[2]

1999 Swiss federal election
Switzerland
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All 200 seats in the National Council (101 seats needed for a majority)
All 46 seats in the Council of States (24 seats needed for a majority)
Turnout43.3% Increase 1.1 pp
Party Leader % Seats +/–
National Council
Swiss People's Ueli Maurer 22.6% 44 +15
Social Democrats Ursula Koch 22.5% 51 -3
Free Democrats Franz Steinegger 19.9% 43 -2
Christian Democrats Adalbert Durrer 15.8% 35 +1
Greens Ruedi Baumann 5.0% 8 0
Liberals Jacques-Simon Eggly 2.2% 6 -1
Swiss Democrats Rudolf Keller 1.8% 1 -2
Evangelical People's Otto Zwygart 1.8% 3 +1
Federal Democrats Christian Waber 1.2% 1 0
Labour 1.0% 2 -1
Ticino League Giuliano Bignasca 0.9% 2 +1
LdU Anton Schaller 0.7% 1 -2
solidaritéS 0.5% 1 +1
Christian Social 0.4% 1 0
Feminist and Greens 0.3% 1 -1
Council of States
Free Democrats 17 0
Christian Democrats 15 -1
Swiss People's 7 +2
Social Democrats 6 +1
Independent 1 +1
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
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Map of Swiss cantons colored by the party that won the most votes. The seats that were won in the cantons for both the National Council and the Council of States are shown as well. The independent elected to the Council of States from Obwalden sat with the FDP.

ResultsEdit

National CouncilEdit

SummaryEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Swiss People's Party 440,159 22.6 44 +15
Social Democratic Party 438,560 22.5 51 –3
Free Democratic Party 388,780 19.9 43 –2
Christian Democratic People's Party 309,118 15.8 35 +1
Green Party 96,807 5.0 8 0
Liberal Party 43,870 2.2 6 –1
Swiss Democrats 35,883 1.8 1 –2
Evangelical People's Party 35,679 1.8 3 +1
Federal Democratic Union 24,355 1.2 1 0
Swiss Party of Labour 18,569 1.0 2 –1
Ticino League 17,118 0.9 2 +1
Freedom Party 16,887 0.9 0 –7
Alliance of Independents 14,439 0.7 1 –2
Solidarity 9,138 0.5 1 +1
Christian Social Party 8,212 0.4 1 0
Feminist and Green Alternative Groups 6,257 0.3 1 –1
Other parties 47,120 2.4 0
Invalid/blank votes 53,457
Total 2,004,408 100 200 0
Registered voters/turnout 4,628,782 43.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

By constituencyEdit

Constituency Seats Electorate Turnout Party Votes Seats
won
Aargau 15 351,130 147,630 Swiss People's Party 684,136 5
Social Democratic Party 403,663 3
Free Democratic Party 369,994 3
Christian Democratic People's Party 351,594 3
Green Party 95,205 0
Evangelical People's Party 82,278 1
Swiss Democrats 59,072 0
Ring of Independents 43,402 0
Freedom Party 30,884 0
Federal Democratic Union 30,168 0
Urs Wirth 3,051 0
Appenzell Ausserrhoden 2 35,716 18,278 Swiss People's Party 12,890 1
Free Democratic Party 11,268 1
Social Democratic Party 10,182 0
Appenzell Innerrhoden 1 9,959 5,130 Christian Democratic People's Party 3,754 1
Swiss People's Party 1,314 0
Others 37 0
Basel-Landschaft 7 175,116 73,184 Social Democratic Party 117,978 2
Free Democratic Party 111,517 2
Swiss People's Party 91,099 1
Christian Democratic People's Party 60,529 1
Swiss Democrats 51,014 0
Green Party 46,719 1
Evangelical People's Party 12,233 0
Sälbverständlich 11,710 0
Freedom Party 1,558 0
Red List of Critical Endangered Species 1,118 0
Basel-Stadt 6 117,588 55,770 Social Democratic Party 110,119 4
Swiss People's Party 44,885 0
Free Democratic Party 40,194 1
Liberal Party 35,349 1
Green Party 28,839 0
Christian Democratic People's Party 28,432 0
Democratic Social Party 15,100 0
Swiss Democrats 12,696 0
Evangelical People's Party 12,473 0
Humanist Party 1,680 0
Strong Basel 1,309 0
Bern 27 675,874 277,840 Swiss People's Party 2,099,834 8
Social Democratic Party 2,029,878 8
Free Democratic Party 1,263,455 5
Green Party 548,613 2
Evangelical People's Party 292,423 1
Federal Democratic Union 290,510 1
Swiss Democrats 273,464 1
Freedom Party 201,299 0
Christian Democratic People's Party 177,609 1
New List 89,722 0
Ring of Independents 56,298 0
Workers and Pensioners' Party 23,574 0
Humanist Party 7,978 0
Fribourg 6 156,868 64,697 Christian Democratic People's Party 126,236 3
Social Democratic Party 75,908 1
Free Democratic Party 55,227 1
Swiss People's Party 42,831 1
Christian Social Party 40,836 1
Independent-Solidarity 16,716 0
Independent Movement 6,334 0
Democratic Social Party 5,948 0
Future for All 1,684 0
Free Ecological Initiative 1,424 0
Swiss Democrats 1,223 0
Geneva 11 209,047 75,945 Social Democratic Party 161,435 2
Liberal Party 149,455 2
Christian Democratic People's Party 113,930 2
Free Democratic Party 102,424 2
Party of Labour 70,310 1
Green Party 66,300 1
Solidarity 64,977 1
Swiss People's Party 60,208 0
Union of Swiss Patriots 10,502 0
Unity Against Social Dismantlement 5,011 0
For A Better Future 3,435 0
Glarus 1 24,570 6,939 Social Democratic Party 5,179 1
Others 866 0
Grisons 5 127,447 51,760 Swiss People's Party 66,936 2
Social Democratic Party 66,010 1
Christian Democratic People's Party 63,198 1
Free Democratic Party 37,472 1
Environmental List 5,650 0
Adrian Steiger 3,595 0
Forum for the Sovereign 2,432 0
Free List 2,613 0
Jura 2 48,010 19,767 Christian Democratic People's Party 15,127 1
Social Democratic Party 13,187 1
Free Democratic Party 7,516 0
Swiss People's Party 2,771 0
Lucerne 10 230,726 122,004 Christian Democratic People's Party 409,318 4
Swiss People's Party 271,083 2
Free Democratic Party 269,786 2
Social Democratic Party 119,103 1
Green Party 95,182 1
Non-Partisan Movement 12,933 0
Swiss Democrats 9,972 0
Freedom Party 4,016 0
Neuchâtel 5 105,078 35,681 Social Democratic Party 48,061 2
Liberal Party 41,220 1
Free Democratic Party 35,280 2
Green Party 25,213 0
Party of Labour 11,795 0
Solidarity 4,559 0
Swiss Democrats 3,900 0
Unity Against Social Dismantlement 1,763 0
Nidwalden 1 26,805 12,340 Free Democratic Party 9,546 1
Swiss Democrats 846 0
Others 164 0
Obwalden 1 Elected unopposed Christian Democratic People's Party 1
Schaffhausen 2 48,182 29,840 Free Democratic Party 22,823 1
Social Democratic Party 18,958 1
Swiss People's Party 14,695 0
Schwyz 3 84,406 41,838 Swiss People's Party 36,080 1
Christian Democratic People's Party 27,425 1
Free Democratic Party 19,234 1
Social Democratic Party 16,480 0
Pro Freie 1,001 0
Free and Independent Electorate 406 0
Solothurn 7 163,747 81,887 Social Democratic Party 153,457 2
Free Democratic Party 143,140 2
Christian Democratic People's Party 120,831 2
Swiss People's Party 104,777 1
Green Party 27,642 0
Freedom Party 7,324 0
Citizens' List 3,676 0
Humanist Hemp Party 3,438 0
St. Gallen 12 283,297 123,612 Swiss People's Party 401,904 3
Christian Democratic People's Party 380,655 4
Social Democratic Party 248,539 2
Free Democratic Party 245,371 2
Green Party 58,070 1
Ring of Independents 27,331 0
Swiss Democrats 20,152 0
Evangelical People's Party 19,151 0
Federal Democratic Union 14,715 0
Freedom Party 14,046 0
Youth - Independent - Green 10,166 0
Free Bourgeoisie 8,318 0
Youth List 7,347 0
Ticino 8 192,912 95,946 Free Democratic Party 204,753 2
Christian Democratic People's Party 191,666 2
Social Democratic Party 138,646 2
Ticino League 136,944 2
Swiss People's Party 39,145 0
Green Party 10,471 0
Party of Labour 9,922 0
Liberal Socialists 3,342 0
The Mood Breaker 3,043 0
Evangelical People's Party 1,590 0
Thurgau 6 141,044 62,922 Swiss People's Party 122,995 3
Social Democratic Party 59,517 1
Christian Democratic People's Party 58,314 1
Free Democratic Party 54,333 1
Green Party 22,780 0
SMEs for Trade and Medium-Sized Companies 11,369 0
Evangelical People's Party 10,298 0
Freedom Party 9,891 1
Swiss Democrats 9,184 0
Federal Democratic Union 6,995 0
Catholic People's Party 3,412 0
Freedom, Law, Independence, Justice, Progress, Nature 661 0
Swiss Citizens' Vote 479 0
Uri 1 25,451 9,230 Free Democratic Party 6,721 1
Others 1,509 0
Vaud 17 365,522 115,306 Free Democratic Party 468,795 5
Social Democratic Party 420,185 5
Liberal Party 236,993 2
Swiss People's Party 200,635 2
Party of Labour 145,804 1
Green Party 133,037 1
Christian Democratic People's Party 84,497 1
Federal Democratic Union 51,554 0
Swiss Europe Renaissance 47,755 0
Solidarity 39,426 0
A3A Active Seniors Association 22,033 0
Swiss Democrats 16,465 0
Unity Against Social Dismantlement 6,256 0
Straight Look Action 2,355 0
Valais 7 182,841 96,435 Christian Democratic People's Party 231,476 4
Free Democratic Party 119,134 2
Social Democratic Party 106,628 1
Christian Social Party 93,774 0
Swiss People's Party 56,742 0
Green Party 13,156 0
Liberal Party 11,680 0
Zug 3 64,457 34,487 Christian Democratic People's Party 26,735 1
Free Democratic Party 26,023 1
Social Democratic Party 23,604 0
Swiss People's Party 21,731 1
Senior Citizens 3,315 0
Zürich 34 780,462 353,340 Swiss People's Party 3,864,173 13
Social Democratic Party 3,048,666 10
Free Democratic Party 2,119,869 6
Christian Democratic People's Party 609,457 2
Green Party 492,017 1
Evangelical People's Party 408,726 1
Senior Citizens 260,926 0
Ring of Independents 244,221 1
Federal Democratic Union 209,452 0
Swiss Democrats 183,811 0
Alternative List 112,185 0
Frauen macht Politik! 100,544 0
Freedom Party 97,977 0
SMEs and Trade 41,342 0
Christian Social Party 25,929 0
List for Tax Cuts 25,332 0
Europe Party 21,302 0
Liberal Party 18,305 0
Humanist Party 11,951 0
Source: Bundesblatt, 7 December 1999

Council of the StatesEdit

Party Seats +/–
Free Democratic Party 17 0
Christian Democratic People's Party 15 –1
Swiss People's Party 7 +2
Social Democratic Party 6 +1
Liberal Party 0 –2
Alliance of Independents 0 –1
Other parties 1
Total 46 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Pjilip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1895 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1955