Austrian Legislative Election 2019 Voting Live
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Austrian Legislative Election 2019 Voting Live


Austrian Legislative Election 2019 Voting Live

Austrian Legislative Election 2019 Voting Live 

Austrian Legislative Election Date: 29 September 2019 

The 2019 Austrian legislative election will be held on 29 September and will elect the 27th National Council. This snap election was called in the wake of the collapse of the ruling ÖVP–FPÖ coalition and the announcement of Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache's resignation on 18 May 2019, following the Ibiza affair.

Austrian Legislative Election Voting Live 2019

1. Austrian Legislative Election will be held on 28 September 2019.

2. Austrian right-wing official expects strong election result despite the corruption scandal.

3. Austria’s Sebastian Kurz surges ahead in polls.

The Electoral system of Austria

The 183 members of the National Council are elected by open list proportional representation at the level of one federal constituency consisting of all of Austria, 9 state constituencies, and 39 regional constituencies. The number of seats elected by each constituency is determined in accordance with the results of the most recent census. Seats are allocated in a three-stage process, from regional constituencies to state constituencies to the federal constituency. For parties to receive seats in the National Council, they must either win a seat in at least one constituency or clear a 4 per cent national electoral threshold. Seats are distributed according to the Hare method in the first two stages, at the level of regional and state constituencies, with the remaining constituencies allocated using the D'Hondt method at the federal level to ensure proportionality with the election result.

In addition to voting for a national party list, voters have the option of casting three preferential votes capable of changing the order of precedence for candidates on a party list: one each at the federal, state, and regional level. The threshold to increase the position of a candidate on a federal party list is 7 per cent, compared to 10 per cent at the state level and 14 per cent at the regional level. Preferential votes for candidates on regional party lists may be indicated by marking the given spot on the ballot, whereas the name or ranking number must be provided for preferential votes for party-list candidates on the state and federal level.

Austria Parties and leaders


Name Ideology Leader
ÖVP Austrian People's Party
Österreichische Volkspartei
Christian democracy Sebastian Kurz
SPÖ Social Democratic Party of Austria
Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs
Social democracy Pamela Rendi-Wagner
FPÖ Freedom Party of Austria
Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs
Right-wing populism
Norbert Hofer
NEOS NEOS – The New Austria and Liberal Forum
NEOS – Das Neue Österreich und Liberales Forum
Beate Meinl-Reisinger
JETZT – Liste Pilz
Left-wing populism
Green politics
Maria Stern

Austria past election results 

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) 1,595,526 31.5 62 +15
Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ) 1,361,746 26.9 52 0
Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) 1,316,442 26.0 51 +11
NEOS – The New Austria (NEOS) 268,518 5.3 10 +1
Peter Pilz List (PILZ) 223,543 4.4 8 New
The Greens – The Green Alternative (GRÜNE) 192,638 3.8 0 –24
My Vote Counts! (G!LT) 48,234 1.0 0 New
Communist Party of Austria Plus (KPÖ+) 39,689 0.8 0 0
The Whites (WEIßE) 9,167 0.2 0 New
Free List Austria (FLÖ) 8,889 0.2 0 New
New Movement for the Future (NBZ) 2,724 0.1 0 New
Homeless in Politics (ODP) 761 0.0 0 New
Socialist Left Party (SLP) 713 0.0 0 0
EU Exit Party (EUAUS) 693 0.0 0 0
Christian Party of Austria (CPÖ) 425 0.0 0 0
Men's Party (M) 221 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 50,952
Total 5,120,881 100 183 0
Registered voters/turnout 6,400,993 80.0



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