Swiss federal salaries referendum, 1933

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A referendum on federal salaries was held in Switzerland on 28 May 1933.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of a federal law that would lower the salaries of federal officials on a temporary basis.[1] The proposal was rejected by 55.1% of voters.[1]


The referendum was an optional referendum,[1] which only a majority of the vote, as opposed to the mandatory referendums, which required a double majority; a majority of the popular vote and majority of the cantons.[2]


Choice Votes %
Blank votes11,164
Invalid votes1,959
Registered voters/turnout1,154,96380.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. 1 2 3 4 Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1911 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p1891
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