Austrian presidential election, 1965

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Austrian presidential election, 1965
Austria
1963 ←
23 May 1965
→ 1971

  Franz Jonas.jpg Alfons Gorbach.jpg
Nominee Franz Jonas Alfons Gorbach
Party SPÖ ÖVP
Popular vote 2,324,436 2,260,888
Percentage 50.7% 49.3%

President before election

Adolf Schärf
SPÖ

Elected President

Franz Jonas
SPÖ

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Presidential elections were held in Austria on 23 May 1965,[1] following the death of incumbent President Adolf Schärf on 28 February. The result was a victory for Franz Jonas of the Social Democratic Party, who received 50.7% of the vote. Voter turnout was 96.0%.[2]

Results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Franz Jonas Social Democratic Party 2,324,436 50.7
Alfons Gorbach Austrian People's Party 2,260,888 49.3
Invalid/blank votes 94,103
Total 4,679,427 100
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

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, p222