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Federal elections 2019

Official (provisional) final results will be continuously updated and published by the FSO on its special website www.elections.admin.ch/en. Each party’s vote share, distribution of seats in the National Council and Council of States as well as voter turnout are presented by means of interactive charts.

Further detailed results, statistics and analysis of the federal elections are available in German and French.

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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 1848–2019
Compulsory referendums 2 240

accepted

174

rejected

66
Non-compulsory referendums 188

accepted

108

rejected

80
Popular initiatives 216

accepted

22

rejected

194
Total votes 3 628
Voter turnout
Number of persons entitled to vote (mean 2017) 5'357'836
Participation rate (popular votes, mean 2017) 45.6
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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