Austrian legislative election, 1971

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Early parliamentary elections were held in Austria on 10 October 1971,[1] following electoral reforms which increased the number of seats in the National Council from 165 to 183 and increased the proportionality of the seat distribution.[2] The result was a victory for the Social Democratic Party, which won 93 of the 183 seats, the first time that the party had ever won an absolute majority. Voter turnout was 92.4%.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Socialist Party of Austria 2,280,168 50.0 93 +12
Austrian People's Party 1,964,713 43.1 80 –1
Freedom Party of Austria 286,473 5.5 10 +4
Communist Party of Austria 61,762 1.4 0 0
Offensive Left 1,874 0.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 50,626
Total 4,607,616 100 183 +18
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular Vote
SPÖ
  
50.04%
ÖVP
  
43.12%
FPÖ
  
5.45%
KPÖ
  
1.36%
OL
  
0.04%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p196 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p188M
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p215