1927 Austrian legislative election

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1927 Austrian legislative election

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165 seats in the National Council of Austria
83 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Wenzl Weis - Ignaz Seipel.jpg Der neue Präsident der deutschösterreichischen Nationalversammlung (Karl Seitz) 1919 WIZ C. Pietzner.png No image.svg
Leader Ignaz Seipel Karl Seitz Karl Hartleb
Party EL SPÖ LB
Leader since 31 May 1922 November 1918 19 May 1927
Last election 82, 44.05%
(As Christian Social Party)
68, 39.60% 5, 3.01%
Seats won 85 71 9
Seat change Increase 3 Increase 3 Increase 4
Popular vote 1,756,761 1,539,635 230,157
Percentage 48.24% 42.28% 6.32%
Swing Increase 4.19% Increase 2.68% Increase 3.31%

Chancellor before election

Ignaz Seipel
CS

Elected Chancellor

Ignaz Seipel
CS

Parliamentary elections were held in Austria on 24 April 1927.[1] The result was a victory for the Unity List (Einheitsliste), an alliance of the Christian Social Party and the Greater German People's Party, which won 85 of the 165 seats. However this brief coalition failed to result in any larger proportion of the votes than when the CSP ran alone, losing votes to the Landbund. [2] Voter turnout was 89.3%.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Unity List 1,756,761 48.2 85
Social Democratic Party 1,539,635 42.3 71 +3
Landbund for Austria 230,157 6.3 9 +4
Udeverband - Association against Corruption 35,471 1.0 0 New
National Socialist Bloc 26,991 0.7 0 New
Communist Party of Austria 16,119 0.4 0 0
Democratic List 15,112 0.4 0 0
Jewish Party 10,845 0.3 0 0
Party of the Carinthian Slovenes 9,334 0.3 0 0
Nazi Party 779 0.0 0 New
Austrian Small Business Party 251 0.0 0 New
Association of Independent Citizens 60 0.0 0 New
Farmers and Traders of All Types Party 11 0.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 35,907
Total 3,677,433 100 165 0
Registered voters/turnout 4,119,626 89.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
EL
48.20%
SDAP
42.31%
LB
6.33%
Other
3.16%
Parliamentary seats
EL
51.52%
SDAP
43.03%
LB
5.45%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p196 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nazism and the Working Class in Austria: Industrial Unrest and Political Dissent in the National Community. Timothy Kirk. Cambridge University Press, 2002. ISBN 9780521522694
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p213