Swiss federal election, 1955

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Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 30 October 1955.[1] The Social Democratic Party emerged as the largest party in the National Council, winning 53 of the 196 seats.[2]


National Council

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party263,66427.053+4
Free Democratic Party227,37023.350–1
Swiss Conservative People's Party226,12223.247–1
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents117,84712.122–1
Ring of Independents53,4505.5100
Swiss Party of Labour25,0602.64–1
Liberal Democratic Party21,6882.250
Social-Political Group21,0032.240
Evangelical People's Party10,5811.110
Liberal Socialist Party3,4710.400
Other parties5,6390.60
Invalid/blank votes22,986
Registered voters/turnout1,425,42170.1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Council of the States

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

Party Seats +/–
Swiss Conservative People's Party17–1
Free Democratic Party120
Social Democratic Party5+1
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents30
Liberal Democratic Party30
Social-Political Group20
Other parties20
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1895 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p1954
  3. Nohlen & Stöver, p1956
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