Austrian legislative election, 1986

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Austrian legislative election, 1986
Austria
1983 ←
23 November 1986
→ 1990

183 seats in the National Council of Austria
92 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Fred Sinowatz.jpg Alois Mock.jpg Jörg Haider 28082008.jpg
Leader Fred Sinowatz Alois Mock Jörg Haider
Party SPÖ ÖVP FPÖ
Leader since 1983 1979 1986
Last election 90 seats, 47.65% 81 seats, 43.22% 12 seats, 4.98%
Seats won 80 77 18
Seat change Decrease 10 Decrease 4 Increase 6
Popular vote 2,092,024 2,003,663 472,205
Percentage 43.11% 41.29% 9.73%
Swing Decrease 4.54% Decrease 1.93% Increase 4.75%

  Fourth party
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Leader Freda Meissner-Blau
Party Greens
Leader since 1986
Last election new
Seats won 8
Seat change Increase 8
Popular vote 234,028
Percentage 4.82%
Swing Increase 4.82%

Chancellor before election

Franz Vranitzky
SPÖ

Elected Chancellor

Franz Vranitzky
SPÖ

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Early parliamentary elections were held in Austria on 23 November 1986.[1] They were called by Chancellor Franz Vranitzky of the Social Democratic Party (SPÖ), as he was not prepared to continue the coalition government with new Freedom Party leader Jörg Haider, who had ousted Norbert Steger at the party convention. The SPÖ won the most seats, and formed a grand coalition with the Austrian People's Party, as neither were willing to work with Haider. Voter turnout was 90.5%.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Socialist Party of Austria 2,092,024 43.1 80 –10
Austrian People's Party 2,003,663 41.3 77 –4
Freedom Party of Austria 472,205 9.7 18 +6
Green Alternative-Freda Meissner-Blau List 234,028 4.8 8 New
Communist Party of Austria 35,104 0.7 0 0
Action List - I've Had Enough 8,100 0.2 0 New
Green Alternatives-Democratic List 6,005 0.1 0 New
Carinthian Greens-VGÖ-VÖGA-Independent Councillors 1,059 0.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 88,110
Total 4,940,298 100 183 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular Vote
SPÖ
  
43.11%
ÖVP
  
41.29%
FPÖ
  
9.73%
GRÜNE
  
4.82%
KPÖ
  
0.72%
Other
  
0.31%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p196 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p216