Austrian presidential election, 1971

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Austrian presidential election, 1971

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Nominee Franz Jonas Kurt Waldheim
Home state Vienna Vienna
Popular vote 2,487,239 2,224,809
Percentage 52.8% 47.2%

President before election

Franz Jonas

Elected President

Franz Jonas

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Presidential elections were held in Austria on 25 April 1971.[1] The result was a victory for incumbent President Franz Jonas of the Socialist Party, who received 52.8% of the vote. Voter turnout was 95.3%.[2]


Candidate Party Votes %
Franz Jonas Socialist Party 2,487,239 52.8
Kurt Waldheim Austrian People's Party 2,224,809 47.2
Invalid/blank votes 75,658
Total 4,787,706 100
Registered voters/turnout 5,024,324 95.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p196 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p222

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