Swiss federal election, 1963

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Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 27 October 1963.[1] The Social Democratic Party emerged as the largest party in the National Council, winning 53 of the 200 seats.[2]


National Council

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party256,06326.653+2
Free Democratic Party230,20023.9510
Conservative Christian Social Party225,16023.448+1
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents109,20211.422–1
Ring of Independents48,2245.0100
Liberal Democratic Union21,5012.26+1
Swiss Party of Labour21,0882.24+1
Social-Political Group16,9781.840
Evangelical People's Party15,6901.620
Other parties17,6431.80
Invalid/blank votes25,248
Registered voters/turnout1,493,02666.1
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 +/–
Conservative Christian Social Party18+1
Free Democratic Party130
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents4+1
Social Democratic Party3–1
Liberal Democratic Union30
Social-Political Group3+2
Ring of Independents00
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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