Federal elections were held in Switzerland on 27 October 1935.[1] The Social Democratic Party emerged as the largest party in the National Council, winning 50 of the 187 seats.[2]

Results

National Council

Summary

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 255,843 28.0 50 +1
Free Democratic Party 216,664 23.7 48 –4
Conservative People's Party 185,052 20.3 42 –2
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 100,300 11.0 21 –9
Ring of Independents 37,861 4.1 7 New
Liberal Democratic Party 30,476 3.3 6 0
Young Farmers 28,161 3.1 4 New
National Front 13,740 1.5 1 New
Communist Party 12,569 1.4 2 0
Social-Political Group 11,078 1.2 0 New
Liberal Socialist Party 10,665 1.2 3 +1
Evangelical People's Party 6,780 0.7 1 0
National Union 4,334 0.5 1 New
General People's List 1 New
Other parties 0
Invalid/blank votes 22,233
Total 935,756 100 187 0
Registered voters/turnout 1,194,910 78.3
Source: Mackie & Rose,[3] Nohlen & Stöver,

By constituency

Constituency Seats Electorate Turnout Party Votes Seats
won
Aargau 12 72,982 65,837 Social Democratic Party 271,446 4
Conservative People's Party 166,454 3
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 121,180 2
Free Democratic Party 132,635 2
Young Farmers 36,481 1
Evangelical People's Party 28,117 0
Appenzell Ausserrhoden 2 13,702 10,849 Social Democratic Party 10,634 1
Free Democratic Party 4,975 1
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 4,184 0
Appenzell Innerrhoden 1 3,404 2,391 Conservative People's Party 1,244 1
Basel-Landschaft 4 27,020 17,822 Social Democratic Party 22,344 2
Free Democratic Party 18,749 2
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 6,949 0
Liberal Socialist Party 7,919 0
Conservative People's Party 7,618 0
Young Farmers 3,336 0
Communist Party 3,003 0
Action Committee for Interest Reduction 388 0
Basel-Stadt 7 49,161 35,357 Social Democratic Party 90,404 3
Liberal Democratic Party 38,630 1
Free Democratic Party 33,747 1
Communist Party 28,530 1
Conservative People's Party 26,362 1
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 19,874 0
Liberal Socialist Party 7,367 0
Bern 31 211,533 158,138 Social Democratic Party 1,642,382 11
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 1,451,157 11
Free Democratic Party 659,820 4
Young Farmers 490,181 3
Conservative People's Party 257,971 1
Ring of Independents 141,883 1
Liberal Socialist Party 121,249 0
National Front 75,276 0
Fribourg 7 40,416 31,752 Conservative People's Party 146,587 5
Free Democratic Party 54,497 0
Social Democratic Party 18,893 2
Geneva 8 48,044 32,026 Social Democratic Party 106,117 3
Free Democratic Party 49,227 2
Liberal Democratic Party 41,777 1
Conservative People's Party 29,693 1
National Union 21,655 1
Communist Party 5,242 0
New National Political Order 478 0
Glarus 2 10,147 8,223 Free Democratic Party 4,404 1
Social Democratic Party 4,372 0
Social-Political Group 4,006 1
Conservative People's Party 3,375 0
Grisons 6 34,326 27,093 Conservative People's Party 55,718 3
Social-Political Group 44,696 2
Free Democratic Party 35,919 1
Social Democratic Party 21,844 0
Lucerne 9 57,540 48,544 Conservative People's Party 220,461 5
Free Democratic Party 148,850 3
Social Democratic Party 59,349 1
Neuchâtel 6 36,216 25,453 Social Democratic Party 69,047 3
Free Democratic Party 36,773 2
Liberal Democratic Party 35,374 1
National Progressive Party 7,277 0
Nidwalden 1 4,284 2,960 Conservative People's Party 1,585 1
Obwalden 1 5,327 2,678 Conservative People's Party 1,543 1
Schaffhausen 2 14,351 13,055 Social Democratic Party 10,514 1
Free Democratic Party 6,178 1
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 5,395 0
National Front 3,087
Schwyz 3 17,912 13,404 Conservative People's Party 20,678 2
Free Democratic Party 11,082 1
Social Democratic Party 7,892 0
Solothurn 7 43,523 36,213 Free Democratic Party 109,975 3
Social Democratic Party 74,351 2
Conservative People's Party 63,018 2
St. Gallen 13 74,437 65,565 Conservative People's Party 314,870 5
Free Democratic Party 217,856 4
Social Democratic Party 149,748 2
Ring of Independents 66,571 1
General People's List 28,953 1
Young Farmers 27,747 0
Ticino 7 42,503 31,606 Free Democratic Party 104,980 3
Conservative People's Party 79,659 3
Social Democratic Party 33,795 1
Thurgau 6 38,283 31,290 Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 43,168 2
Social Democratic Party 50,243 2
Conservative People's Party 34,301 1
Free Democratic Party 33,007 1
Young Farmers 14,793 0
Young Thurgau List 4,867 0
Uri 1 6,460 3,978 Free Democratic Party 3,007 1
Vaud 15 100,819 76,759 Free Democratic Party 416,231 6
Social Democratic Party 322,373 4
Liberal Democratic Party 207,626 3
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 129,885 2
Communist Party 23,780 0
Independent Progressive Party 22,033 0
Valais 6 38,879 31,181 Conservative People's Party 115,862 4
Free Democratic Party 40,344 1
Social Democratic Party 26,512 1
Helvetic Action List 3,447 0
Zug 2 9,815 7,066 Conservative People's Party 6,495 1
Free Democratic Party 3,800 1
Social Democratic Party 3,236 0
Zürich 28 195,724 156,506 Social Democratic Party 1,282,080 9
Ring of Independents 788,261 5
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 567,477 4
Free Democratic Party 434,764 3
Social-Political Group 300,315 2
Conservative People's Party 272,157 2
National Front 158,978 1
Communist Party 154,105 1
Evangelical People's Party 124,235 1
Liberal Socialist Party 115,787 0
Young Farmers 108,623 0
Source: Bundesblatt, 4 December 1935

Council of the States

Summary

In several cantons the members of the Council of the States were chosen by the cantonal parliaments.[4]

Party Seats +/–
Swiss Conservative People's Party 19 +1
Free Democratic Party 15 –4
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents 3 0
Social Democratic Party 3 +1
Liberal Democratic Party 2 +1
Social-Political Group 0 0
Other parties 2 +1
Total 44 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

By canton

Constituency Seats Party Elected members
Aargau 2 Conservative People's Party Hans Fricker
Free Democratic Party Gottfried Keller
Appenzell Ausserrhoden 1 Free Democratic Party Walter Ackermann
Appenzell Innerrhoden 1 Conservative People's Party Carl Rusch
Basel-Landschaft 1 Social Democratic Party Walter Schaub
Basel-Stadt 1 Social Democratic Party Gustav Wenk
Bern 2 Free Democratic Party Henri Mouttet
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents Jakob Rudolf Weber
Fribourg 2 Conservative People's Party Joseph Piller
Conservative People's Party Bernard Weck
Geneva 2 Free Democratic Party Albert Malche
Liberal Party Auguste-Edouard-Frédéric Martin
Glarus 2 Social-Political Group Edwin Hauser
Free Democratic Party Philippe Mercier
Grisons 2 Social-Political Group Albert Lardelli
Conservative People's Party Georg Willi
Lucerne 2 Conservative People's Party Gotthard Egli
Conservative People's Party Albert Zust
Neuchâtel 2 Free Democratic Party Ernest Béguin
Liberal Party Marcel de Coulon
Nidwalden 1 Conservative People's Party Anton Zumbühl
Obwalden 1 Conservative People's Party Walter Amstalden
Schaffhausen 2 Free Democratic Party Hans Käser
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents Johannes Winzeler
Schwyz 2 Conservative People's Party Martin Ochsner
Conservative People's Party Adolf Suter
Solothurn 2 Free Democratic Party Hugo Dietschi
Free Democratic Party Robert Schöpfer
St. Gallen 2 Free Democratic Party Ernst Löpfe
Conservative People's Party Josef Schöbi
Ticino 2 Free Democratic Party Arnaldo Luigi Bolla
Conservative People's Party Antonio Luigi Riva
Thurgau 2 Free Democratic Party Paul Altwegg
Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents Eduard Pfister
Uri 2 Conservative People's Party Leo Meyer
Conservative People's Party Ludwig Walker
Vaud 2 Free Democratic Party Norbert Bosset
Free Democratic Party Louis Chamorel
Valais 2 Conservative People's Party Pierre Barman
Conservative People's Party Ramond Evéquoz
Zug 2 Conservative People's Party Alphons Iten
Conservative People's Party Alois Müller
Zürich 2 Social Democratic Party Emil Klöti
Free Democratic Party Oskar Wettstein

References

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1894 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1953
  3. ^ Thomas T Mackie & Richard Rose (1991) The International Almanac of Electoral History, Macmillan
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1956