Dataset: Austria: Parliamentary Election 2006


<p><b>Date of election</b>: 1 October 2006</p>
<p><b>Main issues</b>: In campaigning for the 2006 elections ÖVP highlighted the business-friendly tax cuts implemented by Chancellor Wolfgang Schüssel's government. The opposition SPÖ argued that ÖVP policies had increased inequalities among the population and pledged to deal with youth unemployment. The FPÖ called for the expulsion of foreigners from Austria. The Alliance for the Future of Austria (BZÖ) formed in April 2005 by former FPÖ leader Mr. Jörg Haider also campaigned on an anti-immigration platform.</p>
<p><b>Outcome of election</b>: The final results gave a narrow majority to the SPÖ which won 68 seats followed by the ÖVP with 66 and the FPÖ with 21. The Greens won 20 seats while the BZÖ won eigth. After three months of negotiations a grand coalition between the SPÖ and the ÖVP was finalized when the two parties reached an agreement on budget issues. Mr. Gusenbauer was sworn in as Prime Minister on 11 January 2007.</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>Grüne - The Greens - The Green Alternative (Die Grünen - Dei Grüne Alternative)</li>
   <li>FPÖ - Freedom Party of Austria (Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs)</li>
   <li>BZÖ - Alliance for the Future of Austria (Bündnis Zukunft Österreich)</li>
   <li>MARTIN - Hans-Peter Martin's List (Liste Dr. Hans-Peter Martin - für echte Kontrolle in Brüssel)</li>
   <li>KPÖ - Communist Party of Austria (Kommunistische Partei Österreichs)</li>
   <li>NFÖ - Neutral Free Austria (Neutrales Freies Österreich)</li>
   <li>SLP - Social Left Party (Sozialistische LinksPartei)</li>
   <li>SAU - Safe - Absolute - Independent, Franz Radinger (Sicher &mdash; Absolut &mdash; Unabhängig, Franz Radinger)</li>
   <li>IVE - INITIATIVE 2000 (NITIATIVE 2000)</li>
   <li>STARK - Stark's List (Liste Stark)</li>

Full Title

Austria: Parliamentary Election 2006

Parallel Title

Austria: Parliamentary Election 2006

Identification Number



Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Bundesministerium für Inneres BM.I


Date: 2009-03-18

List of Keywords

Topic Classification


Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
2006 2006



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

Mode of Data Collection

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

Data Sources

<p>Bundesministerium für Inneres: <a target="_blank" href=""></a></p>;

<p>Inter-Parliamentary Union: <a target="_blank" href="">PARLINE database on national parliaments</a></p>


Errors: Three minor errors are found in the municipalities 30913 Moorbach Harbach (AT 124), 61219 Johnsbach (AT222) and 61614 Modriach (AT 225) where the numbers of persons entitled to vote are given as smaller than the number of votes.  

Abroad votes: Available on national levels.

NUTS structure and electoral units: Election results are reported for the municipalities, which correspond with the NUTS 5 statistical regions aggragated into the 35 NUTS 3 units. Changes to the administrative structure:61402 Falkendorf and 61426 Sankt Ruprecht ob Murau as of 2005 constitute the municipality of Sankt Ruprecht-Falkendorf (61436).

Availability Status

Data is available free of charge

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