Swiss referendums, 1946

Two referendums were held in Switzerland during 1946. [1] The first was held on the United States. [1] The second was held on 8 December on a popular initiative on the “right to work”, and was also rejected. [1]

Background

The February referendum was a mandatory referendum , while the referendum was a popular initiative . [1] Both 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

February referendum

Choice Popular vote Townships
votes % Full Half Total
for 289.935 33.7 1 0 1
Against 571.566 66.3 18 6 21
Blank votes 14.857
Invalid votes 2,317
Total 878.675 100 19 6 22
Registered voters / turnout 1347483 65.2
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

December referendum

Choice Popular vote Townships
votes % Full Half Total
for 124.792 19.2 0 0 0
Against 525.366 80.8 19 6 22
Blank votes 28.852
Invalid votes 2,479
Total 681.489 100 19 6 22
Registered voters / turnout 1359392 50.1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References

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

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