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Federal presidential election 1957

At the federal presidential election of 5 May 1957, the FPÖ and ÖVP jointly nominated Wolfgang Denk, a non-party medical practitioner, as their candidate. He was defeated by Adolf Schärf, who was elected Federal President on 51 per cent of the vote.

05.05.1957

Party

Election of the Austrian Federal President

Adolf Schärf

SPÖ

2,258,255 Votes

51.12 per cent

Wolfgang Denk

FPÖ/ÖVP

2,159,604 Votes

48.88 per cent

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