Austrian legislative election, 1956

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Parliamentary elections were held in Austria on 13 May 1956.[1] The result was a victory for the Austrian People's Party, which won 82 of the 165 seats in the National Council. Voter turnout was 96.0%.[2] Although the ÖVP had come up one seat short of an absolute majority, ÖVP leader and Chancellor Julius Raab retained the grand coalition with the Social Democrats, with Social Democratic leader Adolf Schärf as Vice-Chancellor.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Austrian People's Party 1,999,986 46.0 82 +8
Socialist Party of Austria 1,873,295 43.0 74 +1
Freedom Party of Austria 283,749 6.5 6 –8
Communists and Left Socialists 192,438 4.4 3 –1
Free Workers Movement of Austria 1,812 0.0 0 New
Party of Reason 284 0.0 0 New
Ergokratische Party 231 0.0 0 New
Austrian Patriotic Party 83 0.0 0 0
Austrian Middle Class Party 23 0.0 0 New
Parliamentary Representatives of the People prevented from voting, Non-Voters and Invalid Voters in Austria 7 0.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 76,831
Total 4,395,519 100 165 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular Vote
ÖVP
  
45.96%
SPÖ
  
43.05%
FPÖ
  
6.52%
KuL
  
4.42%
Other
  
0.06%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p196 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p214