1920 Austrian legislative election

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All 183 seats in the National Council
92 seats needed for a majority
Turnout3,011,783 (80.3%)
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Michael Mayr Karl Seitz Franz Dinghofer
Party CS SDAPÖ GDVP
Leader since 8 August 1920
Last election 69 seats, 35.93% 72 seats, 40.75% New Party
Seats won 85 69 21
Seat change Increase 16 Decrease 3 Increase 21
Popular vote 1,245,531 1,072,709 390,013
Percentage 41.79% 35.99% 13.08%
Swing Increase 5.86% Decrease 4.76% Increase 13.08%

Chancellor before election

Michael Mayr
CS

Elected Chancellor

Michael Mayr
CS

Parliamentary elections were held in Austria on 17 October 1920,[1] although they were not held in Carinthia until 19 June 1921 and in Burgenland until 18 June 1922.[2] They were the first regular elections held after a permanent constitution was promulgated two weeks earlier.

The result was a victory for the Christian Social Party, which won 85 of the 183 seats. Voter turnout was 80.3%.[3]

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/−
Christian Social Party 1,245,531 41.8 85 +16
Social Democratic Party 1,072,709 36.0 69 −3
Greater German People's Party 390,013 13.1 21 New
Landbund 124,114 4.2 7 New
Civic Workers' Party 42,826 1.4 1 New
Democrats 0 0
Burgenland Citizens' and Farmers' Party 0 New
Communist Party of Austria 27,386 0.9 0 New
Socialist and Democratic Czechoslovakians 7,580 0.3 0 −1
Christian National Unity List 70,169 2.4 0 New
Jewish National Party 0 −1
Carinthian Slovenes 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 31,455
Total 3,011,783 100 183 +13
Source: Mackie & Rose,[4] Nohlen & Stöver
Popular Vote
CS
41.79%
SDAP
35.99%
DN
17.25%
Other
4.97%

References

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p196 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p185
  3. ^ Nohlen, p212
  4. ^ Thomas T Mackie & Richard Rose (1991) The International Almanac of Electoral History, Macmillan