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 Socialist Party, which won 90 of the 183 seats. However, the Socialists lost the outright majority they had held since 1971, prompting Bruno Kreisky to stand down as SPÖ leader and Chancellor in favour of Fred Sinowatz. The SPÖ stayed in office by entering into a coalition government with the Freedom Party of Austria. Voter turnout was 92.6%.[2][3]

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%
Parliamentary seats
SPÖ
49.18%
ÖVP
44.26%
FPÖ
6.56%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Phillip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p196 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Fred Sinowatz: Reluctant chancellor of Austria The Independent, 7 September 2008
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p215