Swiss referendums, 1946

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Two referendums were held in Switzerland during 1946.[1] The first was held on 10 February on a federal resolution on a petition on cargo transportation, and was rejected by voters.[1] The second was held on 8 December on a popular initiative on the "right to work", and was also rejected.[1]


The February referendum on cargo transportation was a mandatory referendum, whilst the December referendum was a popular initiative.[1] Both 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]


February referendum

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
Blank votes14,857
Invalid votes2,317
Registered voters/turnout1,347,48365.2
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

December referendum

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
Blank votes28,852
Invalid votes2,479
Registered voters/turnout1,359,39250.1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. 1 2 3 4 Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1913 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. 1 2 3 Nohlen & Stöver, p1891
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