Austrian legislative election, 1959

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Parliamentary elections were held in Austria on 10 May 1959.[1] Although the Social Democratic Party received the most votes, the Austrian People's Party won the most seats. The Communist Party of Austria lost all three seats and has not returned to the National Council since. Voter turnout was 94.2%.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Socialist Party of Austria 1,953,935 44.8 78 +4
Austrian People's Party 1,928,043 44.2 79 –3
Freedom Party of Austria 336,110 7.7 8 +2
Communists and Left Socialists 142,578 3.3 0 –3
League of Democratic Socialists 2,190 0.1 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 61,802
Total 4,424,658 100 165 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular Vote
SPÖ
  
44.78%
ÖVP
  
44.19%
FPÖ
  
7.70%
KuL
  
3.27%
BDS
  
0.05%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, Dieter; Stöver, Philip (31 May 2010). Elections in Europe: A data handbook. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft. p. 196. ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7. 
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p214