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Federal presidential election1992

At the federal presidential election of 26 April 1992, the FPÖ nominated Heide Schmidt as its candidate. In the first ballot, she obtained 16.39 per cent, which amounted to about 760,000 votes.

The ÖVP’s Thomas Klestil was later able to defeat SPÖ candidate Rudolf Streicher in the run-off election.

Brief description of the election campaign and its outcome

Once it had been decided that Kurt Waldheim was no longer standing for re-election, the candidates for the federal presidency were Thomas Klestil for the ÖVP and Rudolf Streicher for the SPÖ.

26.04.1992

Parties

Election of the Austrian Federal President

Rudolf Streicher

SPÖ

1,888,599 Votes

40.66 per cent

Thomas Klestil

ÖVP

1,728,234 Votes

37.20 per cent

Heide Schmidt

FPÖ

761,390 Votes

16.39 per cent

Robert Jungk

Grüne

266,954 Votes

5.75 per cent

…..1992

Parties

Election of the Austrian Federal President – Run-off election

Thomas Klestil

ÖVP

2,528,006 Votes

56.89 per cent

Rudolf Streicher

SPÖ

1,915,380 Votes

43.11 per cent

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