Austrian legislative election, 1962

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Austrian legislative election, 1962

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165 seats in the National Council of Austria
83 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Alfons Gorbach 1965.jpg Bruno Pittermann.jpg No image.svg
Leader Alfons Gorbach Bruno Pittermann Friedrich Peter
Party ÖVP SPÖ FPÖ
Leader since 1960 1957 1958
Last election 79 seats, 44.19% 78 seats, 44.79% 8 seats, 7.70%
Seats won 81 76 8
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 2 Steady
Popular vote 2,024,501 1,960,685 313,895
Percentage 45.43% 44.00% 7.04%
Swing Increase 1.24% Decrease 0.79% Decrease 0.66%

Chancellor before election

Alfons Gorbach
ÖVP

Elected Chancellor

Alfons Gorbach
ÖVP

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Parliamentary elections were held in Austria on 18 November 1962.[1] The result was a victory for the Austrian People's Party, which won 81 of the 165 seats. Voter turnout was 93.8%.[2] Although the People's Party had come up only two seats short of an outright majority, Chancellor Alfons Gorbach (who had succeeded Julius Raab a year earlier) retained the grand coalition with the Socialists under Vice-Chancellor Bruno Pittermann.

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Austrian People's Party 2,024,501 45.4 81 +2
Socialist Party of Austria 1,960,685 44.0 76 –2
Freedom Party of Austria 313,895 7.0 8 0
Communists and Left Socialists 135,520 3.0 0 0
European Federal Party of Austria 21,530 0.5 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 49,876
Total 4,506,007 100 165 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
ÖVP
45.43%
SPÖ
44.00%
FPÖ
7.04%
KLS
3.04%
EFP
0.48%
Parliamentary seats
ÖVP
49.09%
SPÖ
46.06%
FPÖ
4.85%

References

  1. ^ Nohlen, Dieter; Stöver, Philip (31 May 2010). Elections in Europe: A data handbook. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft. p. 196. ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7.
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p214


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