Head of State:Federal President Dr Heinz Fischer
Head of Government:Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann
National Council (Nationalrat):183 members
Last election:Presidential, 25 April 2010.
Next election:Parliamentary, due in September 2013
|SPÖ - The Social Democratic Party||Social Democratic||29,26||57|
|ÖVP - The Austrian People’s Party||Christian democratic||25,98||51|
|FPÖ - The Freedom Party of Austria||Liberal||17,54||34|
|BZÖ - Alliance for the Future of Austria||Liberal (right-wing, populist)||10,70||21|
|Grüne - Austrian Green Party||Ecologist||10,43||20|
Results, presidential election 2010. NUTS 2.
Austria has 18 seats in the European Parliament. The electoral system for EP elections are, as National Council elections, rooted in proportional representation. The last elections to the European Parliament took place on 7 June 2009. The ruling Social Democrats (SPÖ) suffered a serious setback, falling to 23.74 percent..[read more..]
Results, European Parliament election 2009. NUTS 2.
On 12 June 1994 a referendum was held on Austrian membership in the European Union. That is, the people were asked whether the Nationalrat would be allowed to amend the Austrian constitution in order to fit with the requirements of EU membership..[read more]