1971 Austrian legislative election

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Austrian legislative election, 1971

← 1970 10 October 1971 1975 →

183 seats in the National Council of Austria
92 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
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Leader Bruno Kreisky Hermann Withalm Friedrich Peter
Party SPÖ ÖVP FPÖ
Leader since 1967 1970 1958
Last election 81 seats, 48.42% 78 seats, 44.69% 6 seats, 5.52%
Seats won 93 80 10
Seat change Increase 12 Increase 2 Increase 4
Popular vote 2,280,168 1,964,713 286,473
Percentage 50.04% 43.11% 6.29%
Swing Increase 1.62% Decrease 1.58% Increase 0.77%

Chancellor before election

Bruno Kreisky
SPÖ

Elected Chancellor

Bruno Kreisky
SPÖ

Early parliamentary elections were held in Austria on 10 October 1971,[1] following electoral reforms which increased the number of seats in the National Council from 165 to 183 and increased the proportionality of the seat distribution.[2] The result was a victory for the Socialist Party, which won 93 of the 183 seats, an absolute majority. Voter turnout was 92.4%.[3] Socialist leader Bruno Kreisky remained Chancellor.

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Socialist Party of Austria 2,280,168 50.0 93 +12
Austrian People's Party 1,964,713 43.1 80 +2
Freedom Party of Austria 286,473 6.3 10 +4
Communist Party of Austria 61,762 1.4 0 0
Offensive Left 1,874 0.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 50,626
Total 4,607,616 100 183 +18
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
SPÖ
50.04%
ÖVP
43.12%
FPÖ
5.45%
KPÖ
1.36%
OL
0.04%
Parliamentary seats
SPÖ
50.93%
ÖVP
43.72%
FPÖ
5.46%

References

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p196 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p188M
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p215


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