1962 Austrian legislative election

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165 seats in the National Council of Austria
83 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Alfons Gorbach Bruno Pittermann Friedrich Peter
Party ÖVP SPÖ FPÖ
Leader since 1960 1957 1958
Last election 79 seats, 44.19% 78 seats, 44.79% 8 seats, 7.70%
Seats won 81 76 8
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 2 Steady
Popular vote 2,024,501 1,960,685 313,895
Percentage 45.43% 44.00% 7.04%
Swing Increase 1.24% Decrease 0.79% Decrease 0.66%

Chancellor before election

Alfons Gorbach
ÖVP

Elected Chancellor

Alfons Gorbach
ÖVP

Parliamentary elections were held in Austria on 18 November 1962.[1] The result was a victory for the Austrian People's Party, which won 81 of the 165 seats. Voter turnout was 93.8%.[2] Although the People's Party had come up only two seats short of an outright majority, Chancellor Alfons Gorbach (who had succeeded Julius Raab a year earlier) retained the grand coalition with the Socialists under Vice-Chancellor Bruno Pittermann.

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Austrian People's Party 2,024,501 45.4 81 +2
Socialist Party of Austria 1,960,685 44.0 76 –2
Freedom Party of Austria 313,895 7.0 8 Steady
Communists and Left Socialists 135,520 3.0 0 Steady
European Federal Party of Austria 21,530 0.5 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 49,876
Total 4,506,007 100 165 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
ÖVP
45.43%
SPÖ
44.00%
FPÖ
7.04%
KLS
3.04%
EFP
0.48%
Parliamentary seats
ÖVP
49.09%
SPÖ
46.06%
FPÖ
4.85%

References

  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, p214