1974 Austrian presidential election

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Nominee Rudolf Kirchschläger Alois Lugger
Party SPÖ ÖVP
Home state Upper Austria Tyrol
Popular vote 2,392,367 2,238,470
Percentage 51.66% 48.34%

President before election

Franz Jonas
SPÖ

Elected President

Rudolf Kirchschläger
SPÖ

Presidential elections were held in Austria on 23 June 1974 after incumbent President Franz Jonas died on 24 April.[1] The Socialist Party nominated Foreign Minister Rudolf Kirchschläger,[2] who won the election with 51.7% of the vote. The only other candidate was the mayor of Innsbruck, Alois Lugger, of the Austrian People's Party.[3]

Results

Candidate Party Votes %
Rudolf Kirchschläger Socialist Party 2,392,367 51.66
Alois Lugger Austrian People's Party 2,238,470 48.34
Invalid/blank votes 102,179
Total 4,733,016 100
Registered voters/turnout 5,031,772 94.1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver[4]

References

  1. ^ Franz Jonas Encyclopedia of Austria
  2. ^ Rudolf Kirchschläger Encyclopedia of Austria
  3. ^ Alois Lugger Encyclopedia of Austria
  4. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p222 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7