Swiss federal election, 1928

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Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 28 October 1928.[1] Although the Social Democratic Party received the most votes, the Free Democratic Party remained the largest party in the National Council, winning 58 of the 198 seats.[2]


National Council

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party220,14127.450+1
Free Democratic Party220,13527.458–2
Swiss Conservative People's Party172,51621.446+4
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents126,96115.831+1
Liberal Democratic Party23,7823.06–1
Communist Party14,8181.82–1
Democratic Group14,0731.73–2
Evangelical People's Party5,6180.710
Union for Economic Defence6,5930.810
Other parties0
Invalid/blank votes17,782
Registered voters/turnout1,043,82378.8
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Council of States

In several cantons the members of the Council of States were chosen by the cantonal parliaments.[3]

Party Seats +/–
Free Democratic Party20–1
Swiss Conservative People's Party180
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents3+2
Democratic Group10
Liberal Democratic Party10
Social Democratic Party0–2
Other parties1+1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1894 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p1953
  3. Nohlen & Stöver, p1956
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