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Demo on the street, a voice at the ballot box

The Zurich Canton and member of the cantonal government elections have produced a clear winner: the greens and the green liberals, the Left, the middle. And the

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Demo on the street, a voice at the ballot box

The Zurich Canton and member of the cantonal government elections have produced a clear winner: the greens and the green liberals, the Left, the middle. And the women; in the government they have a majority in the cantonal Parliament, their share has increased for the first Time in history, to 40 percent.

Now a new analysis of statistics shows the city of Zurich: women were not only more frequent, they were also more likely to select than four years ago – at least in the city of Zurich. In particular, the proportion of young voters increased over the last cantonal options , four years ago. The turnout in the 18 - to 29-year-old women increased by 4.7 percentage points.

And that had an impact. Although the investigation may establish no direct correlation between voter turnout and choice. Nevertheless, one can assume that the higher participation of young women made the Zurich-based choice to "climate choice", and sometimes to the success of left-wing and green parties.

The election has mobilized more (young) women, but also young men. The participation has not increased among them, although not quite as strong as their female peers. He is, however, also significant: The group of 18 - to 29-year-old men was 3.4 percentage points more likely to vote than 2015.

A new Generation

in Contrast, a strong decline in older men. In particular, in the age group of 80 - to 89-Year-olds, the turnout decreased significantly. These changes should not obscure the fact that the men's vote total is still significantly hardworking and to choose as women. The difference between the sexes is greater, eligible the older the choice.

This also shows that the gender differences in the Generation of women are still big, which have received the right to vote only in the course of your adult life. In the case of the Zurich-based interior, however, have already been socialized with these Rights, which were, at the beginning of the 1970s, or later, of full age, the difference is much deeper.

Although it is confirmed: The Voters in the counties with high income level prefer to use at ballot box courses, part – so, at the Zurich Berg (Kreis 7), in Seefeld (Kreis 8), in the upper and lower rhinestone (circle 6), as well as in Höngg (Kreis 10).

But even here, much is different this year: the Slogan of The bourgeois Alliance "Zurich is well" to have been caught in the circles 7 and 8 seemingly little. The mobilization has works worse than four years ago. On the zürichberg and is in Seefeld, where, in particular, the FDP is traditionally strong, declined the turnout.

Wipkingen the strongest to

The biggest Minus in Fluntern: Here are the turnout fell by 5.2 percentage points. In the constituency, 7+8, the vote share of the FDP, then decreased to 3.4, that of the SVP by 3.8 percentage points. The winners, however, were the green liberals and the Greens, with a plus of 6.2, and, respectively, of 4.3 points.

At the other end of the scale, the participation in the circles 3, 4, 5, 6, and 10 was, therefore, tends to be where the Left is (still) stronger than in the Rest of the city. Clearly the voters of the increase in the Quartier Wipkingen (Kreis 10) was the most – by 6.6 percentage points, the turnout was higher here. In the constituency, 6+10, the SVP had to make prompt an their seats on the Green. And in the constituency 3+9, the Alternative list, and the Green party won one seat at the expense of the SP and FDP.

For the present investigation statistics, the city of Zurich has scanned the submitted voting cards and anonymously with the person register matched. (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 17.04.2019, 09:31 PM

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