Austrian legislative election, 1983

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Austrian legislative election, 1983
Austria
1979 ←
24 April 1983
→ 1986

183 seats in the National Council of Austria
92 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Kreisky-Koechler-Vienna-1980 Crop.jpg Alois Mock.jpg
Leader Bruno Kreisky Alois Mock Norbert Steger
Party SPÖ ÖVP FPÖ
Leader since 1967 1979 1980
Last election 95 seats, 51.03% 77 seats, 41.90% 11 seats, 6.06%
Seats won 90 81 12
Seat change Decrease 5 Increase 4 Increase 1
Popular vote 2,312,529 2,097,808 241,789
Percentage 47.65% 43.22% 4.98%
Swing Decrease 3.38% Increase 1.32% Decrease 1.08%

Chancellor before election

Bruno Kreisky
SPÖ

Elected Chancellor

Fred Sinowatz
SPÖ

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Parliamentary elections were held in Austria on 24 April 1983.[1] The result was a victory for the Social Democratic Party, which won 90 of the 183 seats, and entered into a coalition government with the Freedom Party of Austria. Voter turnout was 92.6%.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Socialist Party of Austria 2,312,529 47.6 90 –5
Austrian People's Party 2,097,808 43.2 81 +4
Freedom Party of Austria 241,789 5.0 12 +1
United Greens of Austria 93,798 1.9 0 New
Alternative List Austria 65,816 1.4 0 New
Communist Party of Austria 31,912 0.7 0 0
Austria Party 5,851 0.1 0 New
Stop Immigrants Movement 3,914 0.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 69,037
Total 4,922,454 100 183 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular Vote
SPÖ
  
47.65%
ÖVP
  
43.22%
FPÖ
  
4.98%
VGÖ
  
1.93%
ALÖ
  
1.36%
KPÖ
  
0.66%
Other
  
0.20%

References[edit]

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