1957 Austrian presidential election

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Austrian presidential election, 1957

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Nominee Adolf Schärf Wolfgang Denk
Home state Vienna Upper Austria
Popular vote 2,258,255 2,159,604
Percentage 51.12% 48.88%

President before election

Theodor Körner

Elected President

Adolf Schärf

Presidential elections were held in Austria on 5 May 1957.[1] There were only two candidates, with Adolf Schärf of the Socialist Party winning with 51.1% of the vote. Voter turnout was 97.2%.[2]


Candidate Party Votes %
Adolf Schärf Socialist Party 2,258,255 51.12
Wolfgang Denk ÖVPFPÖ 2,159,604 48.88
Invalid/blank votes 81,706
Total 4,499,565 100
Registered voters/turnout 4,630,997 97.2
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  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, p221

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