2002 Austrian legislative election
Early parliamentary elections were held in Austria on 24 November 2002, after internal divisions in the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) culminating in the Knittelfeld Putsch led to the resignation of several leading FPÖ members. The result was a victory for the ÖVP, which won 79 of the 183 seats, the first time it had been the largest party in the National Council since 1966. It continued its coalition government with the FPÖ, which had lost almost two-thirds of its seats. Voter turnout was 84.3%.
All 183 seats in the National Council
92 seats needed for a majority
|Austrian People's Party||2,076,833||42.3||79||+27|
|Social Democratic Party||1,792,499||36.5||69||+4|
|Freedom Party of Austria||491,328||10.0||18||–34|
|Communist Party of Austria||27,568||0.6||0||0|
|Socialist Left Party||3,906||0.1||0||New|
|Christian Electoral Community||2,009||0.1||0||0|
|Source: Nohlen & Stöver|
- "Nationalratswahl 2006 - Endgültiges Gesamtergebnis". Website of the Austrian Ministry of the Interior (in German). Bundesministerium für Inneres. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
- Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p197 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
- Nohlen & Stöver, pp219-220
- Nohlen & Stöver, p179
- Nohlen & Stöver, p217