1941 Swiss alcohol referendum

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A referendum on alcohol was held in Switzerland on 9 March 1941.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of a popular initiative for changing the alcohol order.[1] The proposal was rejected by 59.8% of voters.[1]


The referendum was a "process initiating decision", which required only a majority of the public vote, rather than both a majority of the public votes and a majority of cantons in favour.[2]


Choice Votes %
For 304,867 40.2
Against 452,873 59.8
Blank votes 14,681
Invalid votes 2,422
Total 774,843 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,261,361 61.4
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ a b c Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1912 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1901
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