Austrian presidential election, 1992

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In the Austrian presidential election of 1992, incumbent Kurt Waldheim did not seek reelection, since he did not gain acceptance in the international community.

The strongest party at that time, the Austrian Social Democratic Party, proposed the current minister of traffic and nationalized industries, Rudolf Streicher, for the office, while the Austrian People's Party put up career diplomat Thomas Klestil. Streicher won the first ballot by a small margin, but did not obtain the necessary majority of votes to avoid a second round. However, with the candidates of the smaller parties out in the second ballot, and after a recommendation by Jörg Haider to vote for Klestil, the latter won the second round by an unexpectedly wide margin.

Election results

e • d Summary of the 26 April and 24 May 1992 Austrian presidential election results
Candidates and affiliated parties 1st round 2nd round
Votes % Votes %
Thomas Klestil Non-partisan 1,728,234 37.2% 2,528,006 56.9%
Rudolf Streicher Social Democratic Party of Austria 1,888,599 40.7% 1,915,380 43.1%
Heide Schmidt Freedom Party of Austria 761,390 16.4%
Robert Jungk Green Party 266,954 5.7%
Total 4,645,177 100% 4,443,386 100%
Valid votes 4,645,177 97% 4,443,386 96.7%
Spoilt and null votes 143,717 3% 149,546 3.3%
Votes cast / turnout 4,789,894 84.4% 4,592,932 80.9%
Electorate 5,676,903 5,676,903
† endorsed by Austrian People's Party
Source: Austrian ministry of Interior, detailed Results

Results by State

First round

State Rudolf Streicher Thomas Klestil Heide Schmidt Robert Jungk Electorate Votes Valid votes Invalid votes
Burgenland 90,054 71,678 21,445 4,923 207,835 192,453 188,100 4,353
Lower Austria 386,625 408,172 119,741 36,325 1,089,930 975,270 950,863 24,410
Wien 353,403 239,388 109,593 64,564 1,129,365 782,192 766,948 15,244
Kärnten 149,860 84,771 102,424 13,236 411,862 363,192 350,291 12,901
Steiermark 325,276 277,035 138,167 36,259 890,544 809,965 776,737 33,228
Upper Austria 310,130 292,000 117,235 43,602 952,581 781,316 762,967 18,349
Salzburg 92,084 97,786 49,028 20,413 338,378 266,449 259,311 7,138
Tirol 118,811 165,314 61,895 25,776 441,894 388,706 371,796 16,910
Vorarlberg 50,855 80,676 37,794 18,549 214,514 198,681 187,874 10,807
Source: European Election Database

Second round

State Thomas Klestil Rudolf Streicher Electorate Votes Valid votes Invalid votes
Burgenland 97,021 94,162 207,835 195,365 191,183 4,182
Lower Austria 547,575 390,786 1,089,930 961,465 938,361 23,104
Wien 345,561 339,297 1,129,365 699,697 684,858 14,839
Kärnten 181,398 157,704 411,862 353,801 339,102 14,699
Steiermark 419,516 334,744 890,544 790,280 754,260 36,020
Upper Austria 414,159 315,767 952,581 749,071 729,926 19,145
Salzburg 144,453 93,779 338,378 244,483 238,232 6,251
Tirol 234,347 117,644 441,894 369,721 351,991 17,730
Vorarlberg 121,286 57,544 214,514 191,898 178,830 13,068
Source: European Election Database

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