Swiss federal election, 1987

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Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 18 October 1987.[1] The Free Democratic Party remained the largest party in the National Council, winning 51 of the 200 seats.[2]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Free Democratic Party443,61722.951–3
Christian Democratic People's Party378,82219.6420
Social Democratic Party356,26618.441–6
Swiss People's Party213,25311.025+2
Green Party94,3784.99+6
Ring of Independents80,6914.280
Liberal Party52,5322.79+1
Swiss Motorists' Party50,3722.62New
National Action49,1042.53–1
Feminist and Green Alternative Groups46,4052.41+1
Evangelical People's Party37,2651.930
Swiss Progressive Organisations24,3431.330
Federal Democratic Union17,8300.900
Swiss Party of Labour15,5280.810
Autonomous Socialist Party10,8790.610
Republican Movement6,7690.30–1
Independent Social-Christian Party5,8890.300
Other parties50,5062.61
Invalid/blank votes24,007
Registered voters/turnout4,214,59546.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Council of the States

Party Seats +/–
Christian Democratic People's Party19+1
Free Democratic Party140
Social Democratic Party5–1
Swiss People's Party4–1
Liberal Party30
Ring of Independents1+1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1895 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p1955
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