Swiss referendums, 1894

Three referendums were held in Switzerland during 1894. [1] The first was held on 4 March 1993, and was rejected by a majority of voters and cantons. [1] The second was held on 3 June on a popular initiative on the right to work, and was rejected by a majority of voters and all cantons. [1] The third was held on November 4, 1894, and was popularized by the majority of voters and cantons. [1]

Background

The referendums on the right to work and tariffs were popular initiatives, while the referendum on trade was a mandatory referendum . [1] Both types required a double majority; a majority of the popular vote and majority of the cantons. [2] The decision of each canton was based on the canton. [2] Full cantons counted as one vote, while half-cantons counted as half. [2]

Results

Trade and commerce

Choice Popular vote Townships
votes % Full Half Total
for 135.713 46.1 7 1 7.5
Against 158.492 53.9 12 5 14.5
Blank votes 21.454
Invalid votes 1,048
Total 316.707 100 19 6 22
Registered voters / turnout 676.854 46.8
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Right to work

Choice Popular vote Townships
votes % Full Half Total
for 75.880 19.8 0 0 0
Against 308.289 80.2 19 6 22
Blank votes 5.865
Invalid votes 1,993
Total 392.027 100 19 6 22
Registered voters / turnout 680.731 57.6
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Tariffs

Choice Popular vote Townships
votes % Full Half Total
for 145.462 29.3 7 3 8.5
Against 350.639 70.7 12 3 13.5
Blank votes 5,524
Invalid votes 1,239
Total 502.864 100 19 6 22
Registered voters / turnout 690.250 72.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:e Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook , p1904 ISBN  9783832956097
  2. ^ Jump up to:c Nohlen & Stöver, p1891

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