Austria Goes to the Polls

First results are in. Who will ÖVP chief Kurz form a coalition with?

Today, on September 29, almost 6.4 million Austrians are called on to elect their new Nationalrat (National Assembly, the lower chamber of parliament). Austrians can vote for the People’s Party (ÖVP), the Social Democratic Party (SPÖ), the Freedom Party (FPÖ), the Liberal Party (NEOS), The Green Party, JETZT and some other small parties. While the airwaves have been full of talks about Ibizagate, the implosion of the center-right coalition government and numerous unfolding corruption scandals, talk of actual policies has only taken off in the last couple of weeks.

Austria election polls(c) POLITICO – Poll of Polls – Austria

Here’s a short overview of the parties’ ideas, ranked according to their current standing in the polls. You can read about each program by clicking on the link of the party that interests you.

1) Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP)

2) Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ)

3) Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ)

4) NEOS

5) The Greens

6) JETZT

7) Wandel, Communists (KPÖ) and Others

 

First results will be coming in at 17:00 today. Check our website and social media channels to get regular updates.

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Benjamin Wolf
Benjamin studied Journalism, History and International Affairs. After stints with Cafébabel in Paris and Arte in Strasbourg, he is now working as managing editor and COO for Metropole in Vienna. Fields of expertise are politics, economics, culture, and history. Photo: Visual Hub

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