On this day in 1971, women in Switzerland gained the right to vote in federal elections
On this day in 1971, women in Switzerland gained the right to vote in federal elections and stand for election, after it was approved by 66% of male voters in a referendum. However, it wasn’t until 1990 that women gained full voting rights, when Appenzell Innerrhoden, the last of the 23 Swiss states to introduce women’s suffrage, had to do so by order of the Federal Supreme Court.
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