Austrian legislative election, 1966

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Parliamentary elections were held in Austria on 6 March 1966.[1] The result was a victory for the Austrian People's Party, which won 85 of the 165 seats. Voter turnout was 93.8%.[2] Although the ÖVP had enough seats to govern alone, ÖVP leader and Chancellor Josef Klaus initially wanted to continue the grand coalition with the Social Democrats that had governed since 1945. When talks for a renewed coalition failed, Klaus formed an exclusively ÖVP cabinet, the first one-party government of the Second Republic.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Austrian People's Party 2,191,109 48.3 85 +4
Socialist Party of Austria 1,928,985 42.6 74 –2
Freedom Party of Austria 242,570 5.4 6 –2
Democratic Progressive Party 148,528 3.3 0 New
Communists and Left Socialists 18,636 0.4 0 0
Liberal Party of Austria 1,571 0.0 0 New
Marxist–Leninist Party of Austria 486 0.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 52,085
Total 4,583,970 100 165 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular Vote
ÖVP
  
48.35%
SPÖ
  
42.56%
FPÖ
  
5.35%
DFP
  
3.28%
KLS
  
0.41%
Other
  
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, p215
  3. ^ Austria at Encyclopedia Britannica