Swiss federal election, 1931

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Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 25 October 1931.[1] Although the Social Democratic Party received the most votes, the Free Democratic Party remained the largest party in the National Council, winning 52 of the 187 seats.[2]


National Council

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party247,94628.749–1
Free Democratic Party232,56226.952–6
Swiss Conservative People's Party184,60221.444–2
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents131,80915.330–1
Liberal Democratic Party24,5732.860
Communist Party12,7781.520
Social-Political Group10,7261.22–1
Evangelical People's Party8,4541.010
Communist Party Opposition9,8411.11New
Other parties0
Invalid/blank votes18,645
Registered voters/turnout1,118,84178.8
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 Party19–1
Swiss Conservative People's Party180
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents30
Social Democratic Party2+2
Liberal Democratic Party10
Social-Political Group0–1
Other parties10
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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