1927 Austrian legislative election

Parliamentary elections were held in Austria on 24 April 1927.[1] The result was a victory for the Unity List (Einheitsliste), an alliance of the Christian Social Party and the Greater German People's Party, which won 85 of the 165 seats.[2] However this brief coalition failed to result in any larger proportion of the votes than when the CSP ran alone, losing votes to the Landbund. [3] Voter turnout was 89.3%.[4]

1927 Austrian legislative election

← 1923 24 April 1927 1930 →

165 seats in the National Council of Austria
83 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Ignaz Seipel Karl Seitz Karl Hartleb
Party CSGDVP SPÖ Landbund
Last election 44.05%, 82 seats (CS) 39.60%, 68 seats 3.01%, 5 seats
Seats won 85 71 9
Seat change Increase 3 Increase 3 Increase 4
Popular vote 1,756,761 1,539,635 230,157
Percentage 48.24% 42.28% 6.32%
Swing Increase4.19pp Increase 2.68pp Increase3.31pp

Chancellor before election

Ignaz Seipel
CS

Elected Chancellor

Ignaz Seipel
CS

Results

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PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Unity List (CSGDVP)1,756,76148.2485
Social Democratic Workers' Party1,539,63542.2871+3
Landbund for Austria230,1576.329+4
Udeverband – Association against Corruption35,4710.970New
National Socialist Bloc26,9910.740New
Communist Party of Austria16,1190.4400
Democratic List15,1120.4100
Jewish Party10,8450.3000
Party of the Carinthian Slovenes9,3340.2600
German National Socialist Workers' Party7790.020New
Austrian Small Business Party2510.010New
Association of Independent Citizens600.000New
Farmers and Traders of all Types Party110.000New
Total3,641,526100.001650
Valid votes3,641,52699.02
Invalid/blank votes35,9070.98
Total votes3,677,433100.00
Registered voters/turnout4,119,62689.27
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References

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  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p196 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Graham, Malbone W. (1930). "Foreign Governments and Politics: The Constitutional Crisis in Austria". The American Political Science Review. 24 (1): 144–157. doi:10.2307/1946794. JSTOR 1946794.
  3. ^ Nazism and the Working Class in Austria: Industrial Unrest and Political Dissent in the National Community. Timothy Kirk. Cambridge University Press, 2002. ISBN 9780521522694
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p213