Swiss federal election, 1975

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Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 26 October 1975.[1] The Social Democratic Party emerged as the largest party in the National Council, winning 55 of the 200 seats.[2]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party480,39624.955+9
Free Democratic Party428,91922.247–2
Christian Democratic People's Party407,28621.146+2
Swiss People's Party192,0539.921–2
Ring of Independents117,2176.111–2
Republican Movement57,1923.04–3
National Action47,7962.52–2
Liberal Democratic Union47,2562.460
Swiss Party of Labour45,7992.44–1
Evangelical People's Party37,9592.030
Swiss Progressive Organisations19,1731.000
Federal Democratic Union6,7170.30
Autonomous Socialist Party6,7060.31+1
Independent Social-Christian Party2,8830.100
Vaud People's Movement for the Environment1,2460.10
Other parties32,7891.70
Invalid/blank votes24,353
Registered voters/turnout3,735,03752.4
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Council of the States

Party Seats +/–
Christian Democratic People's Party170
Free Democratic Party150
Swiss People's Party50
Social Democratic Party5+1
Liberal Democratic Union1–1
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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