Swiss constitutional referendum, 1885
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A constitutional referendum was held in Switzerland on 25 October 1885. The constitutional amendments were approved by 59.4% of voters and a majority of cantons.
In order to pass, any amendments to the constitution needed a double majority; a majority of the popular vote and majority of the cantons. The decision of each canton was based on the vote in that canton. Full cantons counted as one vote, whilst half cantons counted as half.
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- Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1903 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
- Nohlen & Stöver, p1891