Dataset: Austria: Parliamentary Election 1995


<p><b>Date of election</b>: 17 December 1995</p>

<p><b>Main issues</b>: In September 1995, the ruling coalition comprising SPÖ and ÖVP could not come to an agreement during negotiations over the 1996 national budget. While both groups had formally committed themselves to reducing the budget deficit by 10% annually, to the level needed for becoming part of the European monetary union, they differed on how to achieve this. In this context, the &quot;grand coalition&quot; in power since 1987 collapsed on 12 October when the ÖVP withdrew, making it the shortest-lived post-war Government. Predictably, economic issues dominated the campaign debate, thus overshadowing foreign policy questions and those relating to the country's foreign population, as opposed to other recent polls.</p>
<p><b>Outcome of election</b>: On a polling day marked by an impressive turnout, the outcome bore out  the electorate's overriding desire for political stability, as the SPÖ  made clear gains in votes and seats at the expense of the FPÖ and  especially of the smaller Greens. After several months of negotiations,  the SPÖ and ÖVP agreed, on 7 March 1996, to carry on with their  coalition Government.</p>

<h4>Party abbreviations:</h4>
   <li>SPÖ - Social Democratic Party of Austria (Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs)</li>
   <li>ÖVP - Austrian Peoples Party (Österreichische Volkspartei)</li>
   <li>FPÖ - Freedom Party of Austria (Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs)</li>
   <li>LIF - Liberal Forum (Liberals Forum)</li>
   <li>Grüne - The Greens - The Green Alternative (Die Grünen - Dei Grüne Alternative)</li>
   <li>NEIN - No to NATO and EU - Citizens' Initiative Neutral Austria (Nein zu NATO und EU Neutrales Österreich Bürgerinitiative)</li>
   <li>KPÖ - Communist Party of Austria (Kommunistische Partei Österreichs)</li>
   <li>ÖNP - Austrian Nautal Law Party (Österreichishe Naturgesetz Partei)</li>
   <li>DBP - (Die Beste Partei)</li>

Full Title

Austria: Parliamentary Election 1995

Parallel Title

Austria: Parliamentary Election 1995

Identification Number



Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Bundesministerium für Inneres BM.I

List of Keywords

Topic Classification


Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
1995 1995



Geographic Coverage

NUTS regions in Austria    
NUTS 1: 3
NUTS 2: 9
NUTS 3: 35

AT11 Burgenland (A)
AT111 Mittelburgenland
AT112 Nordburgenland
AT113 Südburgenland
AT12 Niederösterreich
AT121 Mostviertel-Eisenwurzen
AT122 Niederösterreich-Süd
AT123 Sankt Pölten
AT124 Waldviertel
AT125 Weinviertel
AT126 Wiener Umland/Nordteil
AT127 Wiener Umland/Südteil
AT13 Wien
AT130 Wien
AT21 Kärnten
AT211 Klagenfurt-Villach
AT212 Oberkärnten
AT213 Unterkärnten
AT22 Steiermark
AT221 Graz
AT222 Liezen
AT223 Östliche Obersteiermark
AT224 Oststeiermark
AT225 West- und Südsteiermark
AT226 Westliche Obersteiermark
AT31 Oberösterreich
AT311 Innviertel
AT312 Linz-Wels
AT313 Mühlviertel
AT314 Steyr-Kirchdorf
AT315 Traunviertel
AT32 Salzburg
AT321 Lungau
AT322 Pinzgau-Pongau
AT323 Salzburg und Umgebung
AT33 Tirol
AT331 Außerfern
AT332 Innsbruck
AT333 Osttirol
AT334 Tiroler Oberland
AT335 Tiroler Unterland
AT34 Vorarlberg
AT341 Bludenz-Bregenzer Wald
AT342 Rheintal-Bodenseegebiet
ATZZ Extra-Regio
ATZZZ Extra-Regio

Geographic Unit


Unit of Analysis

Statistical/administrative unit

Kind of Data

Aggregate data

Data Collector

Mode of Data Collection

Data was accessed by gemeinden (NUTS 5). Aggregation has been compiled by the NSD.

Data Sources

<p>Results e-mailed by Mr. Mag. Robert Stein at <a target="_blank" href="">Bundesministerium für Inneres (B.MI)</a> </p>
<p>Inter-Parliamentary Union: <a target="_blank" href="">PARLINE database on national parliaments</a></p>


Abroad votes: Available on national levels.

NUTS structure and electoral units:
Election results are reported for 2381 municipalities, which correspond to the NUTS 5 statistical regions aggragated into the 35 NUTS 3 units.

Availability Status

Data is available free of charge

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