Parliamentary elections were held in Austria on 18 November 1962. The result was a victory for the Austrian People's Party, which won 81 of the 165 seats. Voter turnout was 94%. 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.
165 seats in the National Council of Austria
83 seats needed for a majority
Results of the election, showing seats won by constituency and nationwide. Constituencies are shaded according to the first-place party.
|Austrian People's Party||2,024,501||45.43||81||+2|
|Socialist Party of Austria||1,960,685||44.00||76||–2|
|Freedom Party of Austria||313,895||7.04||8||0|
|Communists and Left Socialists||135,520||3.04||0||0|
|European Federal Party of Austria||21,530||0.48||0||New|
|Source: Nohlen & Stöver|