Austrian legislative election, 1970

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Parliamentary elections were held in Austria on 1 March 1970.[1] The result was a victory for the Social Democratic Party, which won 81 of the 165 seats to become the largest party for the first time in the Second Republic. Bruno Kreisky of the Social Democrats became Chancellor at the head of a minority government that was tolerated by the Freedom Party of Austria in return for electoral reform that favoured smaller parties.[2] Voter turnout was 91.8%.[3] Early elections under the new system were held the following year.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Socialist Party of Austria 2,221,981 48.4 81 +7
Austrian People's Party 2,051,012 44.7 78 –7
Freedom Party of Austria 253,425 5.5 6 0
Communist Party of Austria 44,750 1.0 0 0
Democratic Progressive Party 14,925 0.3 0 0
National Democratic Party 2,631 0.1 0 New
Adolf Glantschnig - For Humanity, Law and Freedom in Austria 237 0.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 41,890
Total 4,630,851 100 165 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular Vote
SPÖ
  
48.42%
ÖVP
  
44.69%
FPÖ
  
5.52%
KPÖ
  
0.98%
Other
  
0.37%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p196 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p188
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p215