Austrian legislative election, 1920

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Austrian legislative election, 1920
Austria
1919 ←
17 October 1920 → 1923

All 183 seats in the National Council
92 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 3,011,783 (80.3%)
  First party Second party Third party
  Michael Mayr.jpg Der neue Präsident der deutschösterreichischen Nationalversammlung (Karl Seitz) 1919 WIZ C. Pietzner.png
Leader Michael Mayr Karl Seitz
Party CS SDAPÖ German Nationals
Last election 69 seats, 35.9% 72 seats, 40.8%
Seats won 85 47 28
Seat change Increase 16 Decrease 25
Popular vote 1,245,531 1,072,709 514,127
Percentage 41.8% 36.0% 17.3%
Swing Increase 5.9% Decrease 4.8%

Chancellor before election

Michael Mayr
CS

Elected Chancellor

Michael Mayr
CS

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Parliamentary elections were held in Austria on 17 October 1920,[1] although they were not held in Carinthia until 19 June 1921 and in Burgenland until 18 June 1922.[2] The result was a victory for the Christian Social Party, which won 85 of the 183 seats. Voter turnout was 80.3%.[3]

Results[edit]

colspanParty Votes % Seats
Christian Social Party 1,245,531 41.8 85
Social Democratic Party 1,072,709 36.0 69
German Nationals[a] 514,127 17.3 28
Democratic Parties[b] 42,826 1.4 1
Christian National Unity List 105,135 3.5 0
Communist Party of Austria 0
Jewish National Party 0
Socialist and Democratic Czechoslovakians 0
Carinthian Slovenes 0
Invalid/blank votes 31,455
Total 3,011,783 100 183
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a The German Nationals group consisted of the Greater German People's Party (21 seats), the German-Austrian Farmers' Party (7 seats), the Carinthian Farmers' Association (no seats) and the National Socialists (no seats).[3]

b The Democratic Parties group consisted of the Civic Workers' Party (1 seat), the Democrats (no seats) and the Burgenland Citizens' and Farmers' Party (no seats).[3]

Popular Vote
CS
  
41.79%
SDAP
  
35.99%
DN
  
17.25%
Other
  
4.97%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p196 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p185
  3. ^ a b c Nohlen & Stöver, p212