Swiss insolvency referendum, 1889

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A referendum on a federal law on insolvency and debt was held in Switzerland on 17 November 1889.[1] The new law was approved by 52.9% of voters.[1]


The referendum was an optional referendum,[1] which meant that only a majority of the public vote was required for the proposals to be approved, as opposed to a mandatory referendum, which required both a majority of voters and cantons.[2]


Choice Votes %
Blank votes3,833
Invalid votes2,547
Registered voters/turnout661,22570.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. 1 2 3 Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1904 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p1891
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