Election to the National Council in Austria in 1927

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Election to the National Council in 1927
(in %)


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c 1923: electoral alliance of LB and GDVP . In 1923 the GdP / LB reached 7.83%, which are counted here under other.
A total of 165 seats
Parliament building in Vienna

The National Council election on April 24, 1927 was the third National Council election in the history of the Republic of Austria . Most of the votes and mandates were given to a unified list of Christian Socialists and various German national groups under Federal Chancellor Ignaz Seipel . The second strongest party was the Social Democratic Workers' Party in German Austria . The Landbund , which ran in all federal states except Vienna , lost votes and seats, but managed to get into the National Council.


In 1926 Ignaz Seipel became Federal Chancellor for the second time. During his tenure he strengthened the role of the Austrofascist Home Guard . In the run-up to the elections, the Christian Social, Greater German People's Party , the National Socialist Riehl and Schulz Group and other groups formed a unified list.

The new unified list led an election campaign that was both anti-communist and anti-social-democratic. Their election posters spoke of a "social democratic terror" that had to be "fought". The Social Democrats in Vienna were also accused of “tax tyranny”.

The Social Democratic Workers' Party criticized the high unemployment and inflation under Ignaz Seipel's government and called for the introduction of financial security in old age. The “ red Vienna ” was advertised as a political showcase project.

On the same day as this National Council election, state elections were held in Burgenland , Lower Austria , Carinthia , Styria and Vienna , as well as numerous municipal council elections.

Bottom line

Candidates be right proportion of Mandates
1927 ± 1927 ±
Unit list  Note 1 1,753,761 48.20% −6.56% 85 −7
Social Democratic Workers' Party of German Austria (SDAPDÖ) 1,539,635 42.31% + 2.70% 71 +3
Landbund note 2 230.157 6.33% + 3.32% 9 +4
Udeverband - Association against Corruption 35,471 0.97% nk 0 -
Völkisch Social Block (VSB) 26,991 0.74% nk 0 -
Communist Party of Austria (KPÖ) 16,119 0.44% −0.10% 0 ± 0
Democratic list  note 3 15,112 0.42% -0.15% 0 -
Jewish party 10,845 0.30% −0.20% 0 ± 0
Party of the Carinthian Slovenes 9,334 0.26% −0.04% 0 ± 0
National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP) 779 0.02% nk 0 -
Small trade party of Austria 251 0.01% nk 0 -
Association of Independent Citizens 60 0.00% nk 0 -
Farmers and traders of all kinds parties 11 0.00% nk 0 -

nk = not running
Note 1) joint list of Christian Socials , Greater German People's Party , the National Socialist Riehl and Schulz Group and other groups, here in comparison to the Christian Socials, the Association of the Greater German People's Party and the Landbund and the Carinthian Unity List
Note 2) due to the appearance of the various national organizations with different names and tw. In electoral alliances there is no reliable percentage for the 1923 election, here in comparison to the Landbund for Austria and the Burgenland Farmers' Union
Note 3) List association of the civil-democratic party , the Austrian business party and the salaried party


Of the 85 seats that the unified list achieved in the elections, the Christian Social Party occupied 73, and the Greater German People's Party received 12 seats. Ignaz Seipel remained Federal Chancellor .

In the same year, the Schattendorfer judgment led to the July revolt . The Palace of Justice in Vienna was set on fire by demonstrators out of anger over the judgment, which was perceived as unjust .

In the course of the suppression of the revolt by the Austrian police, 85 demonstrators and four police officers were killed. Over 1,000 people were wounded.

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