1986 Austrian legislative election

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183 seats in the National Council of Austria
92 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Leader Fred Sinowatz Alois Mock
Party SPÖ ÖVP
Leader since 1983 1979
Last election 90 seats, 47.65% 81 seats, 43.22%
Seats won 80 77
Seat change Decrease 10 Decrease 4
Popular vote 2,092,024 2,003,663
Percentage 43.11% 41.29%
Swing Decrease 4.54% Decrease 1.93%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Jörg Haider Freda Meissner-Blau
Party FPÖ Greens
Leader since 1986 1986
Last election 12 seats, 4.98% new
Seats won 18 8
Seat change Increase 6 Increase 8
Popular vote 472,205 234,028
Percentage 9.73% 4.82%
Swing Increase 4.75% Increase 4.82%

Chancellor before election

Franz Vranitzky
SPÖ

Elected Chancellor

Franz Vranitzky
SPÖ

Early parliamentary elections were held in Austria on 23 November 1986.[1] They were called by Chancellor Franz Vranitzky of the Socialist Party (SPÖ), as he was not prepared to continue the coalition government with new Freedom Party leader Jörg Haider, who had ousted Norbert Steger at the party convention.

The SPÖ won the most seats, and formed a grand coalition with the Austrian People's Party, as neither were willing to work with Haider. Voter turnout was 90.5%.[2]

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Socialist Party of Austria 2,092,024 43.1 80 –10
Austrian People's Party 2,003,663 41.3 77 –4
Freedom Party of Austria 472,205 9.7 18 +6
Green Alternative-Freda Meissner-Blau List 234,028 4.8 8 New
Communist Party of Austria 35,104 0.7 0 0
Action List - I've Had Enough 8,100 0.2 0 New
Green Alternatives-Democratic List 6,005 0.1 0 New
Carinthian Greens-VGÖ-VÖGA-Independent Councillors 1,059 0.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 88,110
Total 4,940,298 100 183 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
SPÖ
43.11%
ÖVP
41.29%
FPÖ
9.73%
GRÜNE
4.82%
KPÖ
0.72%
Other
0.31%
Popular vote
SPÖ
43.72%
ÖVP
42.08%
FPÖ
9.84%
GRÜNE
4.37%

References

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p196 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p216