Swiss federal election, 1943

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Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 31 October 1943.[1] The Social Democratic Party emerged as the largest party in the National Council, winning 56 of the 194 seats.[2]


National Council

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party251,57628.656+11
Free Democratic Party197,74622.547–2
Swiss Conservative People's Party182,91620.8430
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents101,99811.6220
Ring of Independents48,5575.57–2
Social-Political Group29,6273.450
Liberal Democratic Party28,4343.28+2
Young Farmers18,3102.130
Liberal Socialist Party9,0311.00–1
Evangelical People's Party3,6270.41+1
Other parties7,9180.92+2
Invalid/blank votes28,506
Registered voters/turnout1,296,70670.0
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 Party12–2
Social Democratic Party5+2
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents40
Liberal Democratic Party20
Social-Political Group2+2
Other parties0–3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1895 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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