Austrian presidential election, 1974

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Presidential elections were held in Austria on 23 June 1974 after incumbent President Franz Jonas died on 24 April.[1] The Socialist Party of Austria nominated Foreign Minister Rudolf Kirchschläger,[2] who won the election with a share of 51.7% of the votes. The only competing candidate was the mayor of Innsbruck, Alois Lugger, of the Austrian People's Party.[3]


e • d Summary of the 23 June 1974 Austrian presidential election results
Candidates and affiliated parties Votes %
Rudolf Kirchschläger Non-partisan 2,392,367 51.7%
Alois Lugger Austrian People's Party 2,238,470 48,3%
Total 4,630,837 100%
Spoilt and null votes 102,179 2.2%
Votes cast / turnout 4,733,016 94.1%
Electorate 5,031,772
†endorsed by Socialist Party of Austria
Source: Austrian ministry of Interior