1962 Austrian legislative election

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 94%.[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.

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
  Alfons Gorbach 1965.jpg Bruno Pittermann.jpg 3x4.svg
Leader Alfons Gorbach Bruno Pittermann Friedrich Peter
Party ÖVP SPÖ FPÖ
Last election 44.19%, 79 seats 44.79%, 78 seats 7.70%, 8 seats
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 Increase1.24pp Decrease0.79pp Decrease0.66pp

1962 Austrian legislative election - Results.svg
Results of the election, showing seats won by constituency and nationwide. Constituencies are shaded according to the first-place party.

Chancellor before election

Alfons Gorbach
ÖVP

Elected Chancellor

Alfons Gorbach
ÖVP

ResultsEdit

PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Austrian People's Party2,024,50145.4381+2
Socialist Party of Austria1,960,68544.0076–2
Freedom Party of Austria313,8957.0480
Communists and Left Socialists135,5203.0400
European Federal Party of Austria21,5300.480New
Total4,456,131100.001650
Valid votes4,456,13198.89
Invalid/blank votes49,8761.11
Total votes4,506,007100.00
Registered voters/turnout4,805,35193.77
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

ReferencesEdit

  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