Austrian legislative election, 2002

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Austrian legislative election, 2002
Austria
1999 ←
24 November 2002
→ 2006

183 seats in the National Council of Austria
92 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  W Schuessel7.jpg Alfred Gusenbauer 26.10.2008.jpg
Leader Wolfgang Schüssel Alfred Gusenbauer Herbert Haupt
Party ÖVP SPÖ FPÖ
Leader since 1995 2000 2002
Leader's seat 9E Vienna South-West 3 Lower Austria 2C Carinthia West
Last election 52 seats, 26.91% 65 seats, 33.15% 52 seats, 26.91%
Seats won 79 69 18
Seat change Increase 27 Increase 4 Decrease 34
Popular vote 2,076,833 1,792,499 491.328
Percentage 42.30% 36.51% 10.01%
Swing Increase 15.39% Increase 3.36% Decrease 16.90%

  Fourth party
  Alexander Van der Bellen1.jpg
Leader Alexander Van der Bellen
Party Greens
Leader since 1997
Leader's seat 9F Vienna North-West
Last election 14 seats, 7.40%
Seats won 17
Seat change Increase 3
Popular vote 464,980
Percentage 9.47%
Swing Increase 2.53%

Chancellor before election

Wolfgang Schüssel
ÖVP

Elected Chancellor

Wolfgang Schüssel
ÖVP

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Early parliamentary elections were held in Austria on 24 November 2002,[1] after internal divisions in the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) culminating in the Knittelfeld Putsch led to the resignation of several leading FPÖ members. The result was a victory for the ÖVP, which won 79 of the 183 seats, the first time it had been the largest party in the National Council since 1966.[2] It continued its coalition government with the FPÖ, which had lost almost two-thirds of its seats.[3] Voter turnout was 84.3%.[4]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Austrian People's Party 2,076,833 42.3 79 +27
Social Democratic Party 1,792,499 36.5 69 +4
Freedom Party of Austria 491,328 10.0 18 –34
Green Alternative 464,980 9.5 17 +3
Liberal Forum 48,083 1.0 0 0
Communist Party of Austria 27,568 0.6 0 0
Socialist Left Party 3,906 0.1 0 New
The Democrats 2,439 0.1 0 New
Christian Electoral Community 2,009 0.1 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 72,616
Total 4,982,499 100 183 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p197 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, pp219-220
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p179
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p217

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