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Volksinitiative «für die Rückkehr zur direkten Demokratie»

General information
Official title Volksinitiative «für die Rückkehr zur direkten Demokratie»
Voting day 11.09.1949
Legal form Popular initiative
Policy area Staatsordnung > Politisches System > Gesetzgebungsverfahren
Staatsordnung > Institutionen > Regierung, Verwaltung
Staatsordnung > Volksrechte > Referendum
Brief description by Swissvotes PDF (in German)
Text subject to vote PDF (in German)
Vote Nº 148
Submission
Initiators Waadtländer Freisinnige und Liberale
Signatures 55,796
Time used to collect signatures 203 days
Success PDF
Pre-parliamentary phase
Federal Council dispatch PDF (in German)
Position of the Federal Council Reject
Parliamentary phase
Parliamentary debate PDF (in German / French)
Duration of proceedings 347 days
Parliament's position Reject
Position of the National Council Reject (13 Yes, 110 No)
Position of the Council of States Reject (1 Yes, 19 No)
Public campaign
Recommendations by parties
Yes
LdU
No
CVP
FDP
PdA
SPS
SVP
Electoral share of 'yes' camp 4.4% (Details)
Recommendations by others
Yes
SGV
Schweizerische Demokratische Partei
Liberalsozialistische Partei
No
SBV
SGB
Vote
Voting result Accepted
People Accepted (50.74% Yes)
Cantons Accepted (12.5 Yes, 9.5 No)
Rejected
AG
AI
BE
GR
NW
OW
SG
SH
SO
SZ
TG
Accepted
AR
BL
BS
FR
GE
GL
LU
NE
TI
UR
VD
VS
ZG
ZH
Turnout 42.52%
Decree on voting result PDF (in German)
Result by canton, district and municipality Excel (in German)
Interactive map by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office
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