1920 Austrian legislative election

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Austrian legislative election, 1920

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All 183 seats in the National Council
92 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 3,011,783 (80.3%)
  First party Second party Third party
  Michael Mayr.jpg Der neue Präsident der deutschösterreichischen Nationalversammlung (Karl Seitz) 1919 WIZ C. Pietzner.png Franz Dinghofer.jpg
Leader Michael Mayr Karl Seitz Franz Dinghofer
Party CS SDAPÖ GDVP
Leader since 8 August 1920
Last election 69 seats, 35.93% 72 seats, 40.75% New Party
Seats won 85 69 21
Seat change Increase 16 Decrease 3 Increase 21
Popular vote 1,245,531 1,072,709 390,013
Percentage 41.79% 35.99% 13.08%
Swing Increase 5.86% Decrease 4.76% Increase 13.08%

Chancellor before election

Michael Mayr
CS

Elected Chancellor

Michael Mayr
CS

Parliamentary elections were held in Austria on 17 October 1920,[1] although they were not held in Carinthia until 19 June 1921 and in Burgenland until 18 June 1922.[2] The result was a victory for the Christian Social Party, which won 85 of the 183 seats. Voter turnout was 80.3%.[3]

Results

colspanParty Votes % Seats +/−
Christian Social Party 1,245,531 41.8 85 +16
Social Democratic Party 1,072,709 36.0 69 −3
Greater German People's Party 390,013 13.1 21 New
Landbund 124,114 4.2 7 New
Civic Workers' Party 42,826 1.4 1 New
Democrats 0 0
Burgenland Citizens' and Farmers' Party 0 New
Communist Party of Austria 27,386 0.9 0 New
Socialist and Democratic Czechoslovakians 7,580 0.3 0 −1
Christian National Unity List 70,169 2.4 0 New
Jewish National Party 0 −1
Carinthian Slovenes 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 31,455
Total 3,011,783 100 183 +13
Source: Mackie & Rose,[4] Nohlen & Stöver
Popular Vote
CS
41.79%
SDAP
35.99%
DN
17.25%
Other
4.97%

References

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p196 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p185
  3. ^ Nohlen, p212
  4. ^ Thomas T Mackie & Richard Rose (1991) The International Almanac of Electoral History, Macmillan


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