Swiss federal election, 1971

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Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 31 October 1971.[1] Although the Social Democratic Party received the most votes, the Free Democratic Party emerged as the largest party in the National Council, winning 49 of the 200 seats.[2]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party456,23322.946–4
Free Democratic Party432,25921.7490
Christian Democratic People's Party407,22520.444–1
Swiss People's Party220,48711.123–1
Ring of Independents152,0867.613–3
Republican Movement84,7004.37+7
National Action63,7813.24+3
Swiss Party of Labour51,3412.650
Liberal Democratic Union43,7102.260
Evangelical People's Party42,7782.130
Independent Social-Christian Party5,9460.30
Autonomous Socialist Party5,2710.30New
Swiss Progressive Organisations1,8200.10
Other parties24,6791.20
Invalid/blank votes25,761
Registered voters/turnout3,549,42956.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Council of the States

Party Seats +/–
Christian Democratic People's Party17–1
Free Democratic Party15+1
Swiss People's Party5–1
Social Democratic Party4+2
Liberal Democratic Union2–1
Ring of Independents10
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


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