Styrian state election, 2005

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The Styrian state election of 2005 was held in the Austrian state of Styria on 9 March 2005.

After being governed by ÖVP-led administrations for sixty years, the SPÖ managed to win the election. Franz Voves, Styrian SPÖ chairman, became prime minister. The election also saw the return to parliament of the Communist Party, after an absence of thirty-five years, and the departure of the Freedom Party.

Party Votes in % Change Seats Change
Social Democratic Party of Austria 41.67% +9.35% 25 +6
Austrian People's Party 38.66% −8.63% 24 −3
Communist Party of Austria 6.34% +5.31% 4 +4
The Greens – The Green Alternative 4.73% −0.88% 3 ±0
Freedom Party of Austria 4.56% −7.85% 0 −7
Hirschmann's List 2.05% 0
Alliance for the Future of Austria 1.72% 0
Non-Party 0.28% 0
Popular Vote
SPÖ
  
41.67%
ÖVP
  
38.66%
KPÖ
  
6.34%
GRÜNE
  
4.73%
FPÖ
  
4.56%
LH
  
2.05%
BZÖ
  
1.72%
Other
  
0.28%