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Oct. 21, 2007 Held

Switzerland

Swiss Confederation

Election for Nationalrat/Conseil National/Consiglio Nazionale (Swiss National Council)

Results

Voter Participation

Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,396,767
Valid Votes:2,373,071
Invalid Votes:23,696

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Swiss People's Party 62

28.90%

Social Democrats 43

19.50%

Christian Democratic People's Party 31

14.50%

FDP.The Liberals (FDP.Die Liberalen, PLR.Les Libéraux-Radicaux, PLR.I Liberali, PLD.Ils Liberals) 31

15.80%

Green Party 20

9.60%

Swiss Liberal Party (Liberale Partei der Schweiz / Parti liberal suisse / Partito Liberale Svizzero / Partida liberala svizra) 4

1.90%

Green Liberal Party of Switzerland (GLP) (Grünliberale Partei der Schweiz / Parti vert'libéral) 3

1.40%

Swiss Evangelical Popular Party 2

2.40%

Swiss Party of Labour (Partei der Arbeit der Schweiz / Parti Suisse du Travail - Parti Ouvrier et Populaire / Partito Comunista / Partida svizra da la lavur) 1

0.70%

Federal Democratic Union (EDU/UDF) (Eidgenössisch-Demokratische Union / Union Démocratique Fédérale / Unione Democratica Federale / Uniun democrata federala) 1

1.30%

Christian Social Party (CSP) (Christlich-soziale Partei / Parti chrétien-social / Partito Cristiano Sociale / Partida cristiansociala de la Svizra) 1

0.40%

Ticino League (LEGA) (Lega dei Ticinesi / Ligue des Tessinois) 1

0.60%
Election Results Modified: Jun 17, 2015

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • 200 seats in the National Council (Nationalrat, Conseil National, or Consiglio Nazionale)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Micheline CALMY-REY
  • Head of Government: President Micheline CALMY-REY
  • Assembly: Switzerland has a bicameral Federal Assembly (Bundesversammlung, Assemblée Fédérale) consisting of the Council of States (Standerat, Conseil des Etats, or Consiglio degli Stati) with 46 seats and the National Council (Nationalrat, Conseil National, or Consiglio Nazionale) with 200 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is appointed by the Federal Parliament to serve a 1-year term.
  • In the Council of States (Standerat, Conseil des Etats, or Consiglio degli Stati) 46 members are to serve 4-year terms*. In the National Council (Nationalrat, Conseil National, or Consiglio Nazionale) 200 members are elected by popular vote via proportional representation to serve 4-year terms.

* Two representatives are elected from each of the 20 cantons and one is elected from each of the six half-cantons, according to cantonal procedure.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Swiss People's Party (SVP-UDC)
    • Leader: Ueli MAURER
    • Seats won in this Council of States election: 7
    • Seats won in last Council of States election: 8
    • Seats won in this National Council election: 62
    • Seats won in last National Council election: 55
  • Party: Social Democratic Party (SPS)
    • Leader: Hans-Juerg FEHR
    • Seats won in this Council of States election: 9
    • Seats won in last Council of States election: 9
    • Seats won in this National Council election: 43
    • Seats won in last National Council election: 52
  • Party: Radical Free Democratic Party (FDP/PRD)
    • Leader: Fulvio PELLI
    • Seats won in this Council of States election: 11
    • Seats won in last Council of States election: 14
    • Seats won in this National Council election: 31
    • Seats won in last National Council election: 36
  • Party: Christian Democratic People's Party (CVP/PDC)
    • Leader: Christophe DARBELLAY
    • Seats won in this Council of States election: 14
    • Seats won in last Council of States election: 15
    • Seats won in this National Council election: 31
    • Seats won in last National Council election: 28
  • Party: Green Party
    • Leader: Ruth GENNER
    • Seats won in this Council of States election: 2
    • Seats won in last Council of States election: 0
    • Seats won in this National Council election: 20
    • Seats won in last National Council election: 13

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 7,551,117 (2007)
  • Registered Voters: 4,915,533 (2007)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,847,587 (2007)

·         Is Switzerland a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (23 January 1987)

·         Has Switzerland ratified CEDAW: Yes (27 March 1997)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 59 (National Council); 10 (Council of States) following the 2007 elections

·         Human Development Index Position: 3 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Switzerland a signatory to CRPD: No

·         Has Switzerland ratified CRPD: Yes, accession (15 April 2014)

·         Population with a disability: 1,132,667 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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