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Rakouská lidová strana a parlamentní volby v roce 1970


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Austrian pPople’s Party and the parliamentary elections in 1970

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The Austrian People’s Party endeavoured to regain an above-half majority of mandates in the National Council in the 1970 parliamentary elections. However, it failed to achieve this goal, even though the balance of the unicolor ÖVP government was not bad at all. The People’s Party failed to adequately respond to the transformations of Austrian society, it presented a faulty pre-election campaign based on out-dated methods. Some members of the public also disagreed with some of its measures, particularly in the economic sphere. And finally, it faced well-prepared competition in the form of the SPÖ lead by the charismatic Bruno Kreisky. The results of the elections in spring 1970 began the greatest crisis in the history of the ÖVP, which the party took several years to recover from.


  • Moderní dějiny, redakce, Historický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i., Prosecká 76, 190 00 Praha 9, Czech Republic


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