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Popular votes

Results of popular votes by canton, by district as well as by linguistic region and type of Comune are updated regularly

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National elections

Results, statistics and analysis of the National elections 2015 are available in german and french

The main figures

National Council elections 2015 - share of the votes of the major parties (in %)
Radical Democratic party 1 16.4
Christian Democratic Party 11.6
Social Democratic Party 18.8
Swiss People's Party 29.4
National popular votes 1848–2017
Compulsory referendums 2 236

accepted

171

rejected

65
Non-compulsory referendums 182

accepted

103

rejected

79
Popular initiatives 209

accepted

22

rejected

187
Total votes 3 611
Voter turnout
Number of persons entitled to vote (mean 2015) 5'260'043
Participation rate (popular votes, mean 2015) 42.8
Participation rate (national elections 2015) 48.5
1 2009: merger of the FDP (Free Democratic Party) with the LPS (Liberal Party) under the designtaion "RDP.The Liberals"
2 Includes popular initiatives with counter proposals
3 Popular initiatives with counter proposals are counted as one vote.
Source: FSO/election and vote statistics

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