Swiss federal election, 1848

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The 52 electoral districts

Federal elections were held in Switzerland between 1 and 27 October 1848. The Radical Left emerged as the largest group, winning 79 of the 111 seats in the National Council.[1]

Electoral system

The 111 members of the National Council were elected from 52 single- and multi-member constituencies. In six cantons (Appenzell Innerrhoden, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Glarus, Nidwalden, Obwalden and Uri), National Council members were elected by the Landsgemeinde.


Party Votes % Seats
Radical Left 58.079
Liberal Centre 16.911
Catholic Right 11.610
Evangelical Right 8.65
Democratic Left 4.36
Registered voters/turnout512,69144.6
Source: BFS


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