Dataset: Austria: Parliamentary Election 2008

Abstract

<p><b>Date of election</b>: 28 September 2008</p>
<p><b>Main issues</b>: SPÖ repeated its long-standing policy of making the last year of kindergarten compulsory and free of charge. The ÖVP, which had opposed that policy in the outgoing legislature, announced that it would support the SPÖ's plan. The FPÖ and the Alliance for the Future of Austria (BZÖ), formed in April 2005 by former FPÖ leader Mr. Jörg Haider, both campaigned to end immigration and called for the expulsion of foreigners and asylum-seekers who committed crimes. During the 2008 campaign, Mr. Strache criticized the outgoing coalition government, calling its members &quot;traitors of the people&quot;. Mr. Haider promised to fight off the &quot;catastrophe of inflation&quot; and provide rent subsidies and free kindergarten.</p>
<p><b>Outcome of election</b>: Both the SPÖ and the ÖVP recorded their worst results since World War II. They won 57 and 51 seats respectively. On the contrary, the FPÖ and the BZÖ increased their strength to 34 and 21 seats respectively. The Greens took the remaining 20 seats. On 2 December, Mr. Faymann's government comprising the SPÖ and the ÖVP was sworn in by President Fischer.</p>


<h4>Party abbreviations:</h4>
<ul>
   <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>BZÖ - Alliance for the Future of Austria (Bündnis Zukunft Österreich)</li>
   <li>Grüne - The Greens - The Green Alternative (Die Grünen - Dei Grüne Alternative)</li>
   <li>LIF - Liberal Forum (Liberals Forum)</li>
   <li>FRITZ - Citizens' Forum Austria (Bürgerforum Österreich, FRITZ)</li>
   <li>KPÖ - Communist Party of Austria (Kommunistische Partei Österreichs)</li>
   <li>RETTÖ - Independent Citizens' Initiative Save Austria (Unabhängige Bürgerintiative Rettet Österreich)</li>
   <li>DC - The Christians (Die Christen)</li>
  <li>Other parties</li>
<ul>
   <li>TRP - Animal Rights Party (Tierrechtspartei)</li>
   <li>LINKE -  Electoral Alliance Left (Wahlbündnis Linke)</li>
   <li>LEFT Tirol - (LINKE Tirol) </li>
   <li>KHK - (Dipl.-Ing. Karlheinz Klement)</li>
</ul>
</ul>

Full Title

Austria: Parliamentary Election 2008

Identification Number

ATPA2008!Display

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Bundesministerium für Inneres BM.I

Version

Date: 2009-03-25

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Election

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
2008 2008

Country

Austria

Geographic Coverage

<h3>NUTS regions in Austria</h3>
<body>

<table border="1">
       <tr>
           <th>Code</th>
           <th>Country</th>
           <th>NUTS 1</th>
           <th>NUTS 2</th>
           <th>NUTS 3</th>
       </tr>

       <tr>
           <td>AT</td>
           <td>ÖSTERREICH</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT1</td>
           <td>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</td>
           <td>ÖSTERREICH</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT11</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Burgenland</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT111</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Mittelburgenland</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT112</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Nordburgenland</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT113</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Südburgenland</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT12</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Niederösterreich</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT121</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Mostviertel-Eisenwurzen</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT122</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Niederösterreich-Süd</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT123</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Sankt Pölten</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT124</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Waldviertel</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT125</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Weinviertel</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT126</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Wiener Umland/Nordteil</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT127</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Wiener Umland/Südteil</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT13</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Wien</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT130</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Wien</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT2</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>SÜDÖSTERREICH</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT21</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Kärnten</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT211</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Klagenfurt-Villach</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT212</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Oberkärnten</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT213</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Unterkärnten</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT22</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Steiermark</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT221</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Graz</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT222</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Liezen</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT223</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Östliche Obersteiermark</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT224</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Oststeiermark</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT225</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>West- und Südsteiermark</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT226</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Westliche Obersteiermark</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT3</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>WESTÖSTERREICH</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT31</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Oberösterreich&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT311</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Innvierte</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT312</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Linz-Wels</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT313</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Mühlviertel</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT314</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Steyr-Kirchdorf</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT315</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Traunviertel</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT32</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Salzburg</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT321</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Lungau</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT322</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Pinzgau-Pongau</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT323</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Salzburg und Umgebung</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT33</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Tirol</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>At331</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Außerfern</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT332</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Innsbruck</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT333</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Osttirol</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT334</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Tiroler Oberland</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT335</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Tiroler Unterland</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT34</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Vorarlberg</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT341</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Bludenz-Bregenzer Wald</td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
           <td>AT342</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>&nbsp;</td>
           <td>Rheintal</td>
       </tr>

</table>
</body>

Geographic Unit

Country
NUTS 1
NUTS 2
NUTS 3

Unit of Analysis

Statistical/administrative unit

Kind of Data

Aggregate data.

Mode of Data Collection

Data aggregated from Local Administrative Units (LAU).

Data Sources

<p>Bundesministerium für Inneres: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bmi.gv.at/cms/bmi_wahlen/">http://www.bmi.gv.at/cms/bmi_wahlen/</a></p>;

<p>Inter-Parliamentary Union: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/parlinesearch.asp">PARLINE database on national parliaments</a></p>

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