Swiss referendums, 1895

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Three referendums were held in Switzerland during 1895.[1] The first was held on 3 February on a popular initiative on a federal law on Swiss embassies abroad, and was rejected by a majority of voters.[1] The second was held on 29 September on a federal resolution on amending the constitution regarding the institution of a match monopoly, and was rejected by a majority of voters and cantons.[1] The third was held on 3 November on a constitutional amendment regarding the military, and was also rejected by a majority of voters and cantons.[1]


The referendums on a match monopoly and the military were mandatory referendums,[1] which required a double majority; a majority of the popular vote and majority of the cantons.[2] The decision of each canton was based on the vote in that canton.[2] Full cantons counted as one vote, whilst half cantons counted as half.[2] The embassies referendum was an optional referendum,[2] which required only a majority of the public vote.[2]



Choice Votes %
Blank votes11,992
Invalid votes4,781
Registered voters/turnout689,18046.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Match monopoly

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
Blank votes9,442
Invalid votes2,236
Registered voters/turnout690,59248.6
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Constitutional amendment on the military

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
Blank votes7,066
Invalid votes1,277
Registered voters/turnout697,13167.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, pp1904–1905 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 Nohlen & Stöver, p1891
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