Swiss federal election, 1935

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Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 27 October 1935.[1] The Social Democratic Party emerged as the largest party in the National Council, winning 50 of the 187 seats.[2]


National Council

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party255,84328.050+1
Free Democratic Party216,66423.748–4
Swiss Conservative People's Party185,05220.342–2
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents100,30011.021–9
Ring of Independents37,8614.17New
Liberal Democratic Party30,4763.360
Young Farmers28,1613.14New
National Front13,7401.51New
Communist Party12,5691.420
Liberal Socialist Party11,0781.20New
Social-Political Group10,6651.23+1
Evangelical People's Party6,7800.710
National Union4,3340.51New
General People's List1New
Other parties0
Invalid/blank votes22,233
Registered voters/turnout1,194,91078.3
Source: Mackie & Rose,[3] Nohlen & Stöver,

Council of the States

In several cantons the members of the Council of the States were chosen by the cantonal parliaments.[4]

Party Seats +/–
Swiss Conservative People's Party19+1
Free Democratic Party15–4
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents30
Social Democratic Party3+1
Liberal Democratic Party2+1
Social-Political Group00
Other parties2+1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1894 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p1953
  3. Thomas T Mackie & Richard Rose (1991) The International Almanac of Electoral History, Macmillan
  4. Nohlen & Stöver, p1956
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