Austrian legislative election, 1979

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Austrian legislative election, 1979

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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 Josef Taus Alexander Götz
Party SPÖ ÖVP FPÖ
Leader since 1967 1975 1978
Last election 93 seats, 50.42% 80 seats, 42.95% 10 seats, 5.41%
Seats won 95 77 11
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 3 Increase 1
Popular vote 2,413,226 1,981,739 286,789
Percentage 51.03% 41.90% 6.06%
Swing Increase 0.61% Decrease 1.05% Increase 0.65%

Chancellor before election

Bruno Kreisky
SPÖ

Elected Chancellor

Bruno Kreisky
SPÖ

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Parliamentary elections were held in Austria on 6 May 1979.[1] The Socialist Party won a fourth term in government, taking 95 of the 183 seats. Voter turnout was 92.2%.[2] As of the 2017 elections, this is the most seats that an Austrian party has won in a free election.

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Socialist Party of Austria 2,413,226 51.0 95 +2
Austrian People's Party 1,981,739 41.9 77 –3
Freedom Party of Austria 286,743 6.1 11 +1
Communist Party of Austria 45,280 1.0 0 0
Christian Social Labour Group 2,263 0.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 54,922
Total 4,784,173 100 183 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
SPÖ
51.03%
ÖVP
41.90%
FPÖ
6.06%
KPÖ
0.96%
CSA
0.05%
Parliamentary seats
SPÖ
51.91%
ÖVP
42.08%
FPÖ
6.01%

References

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


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