Dataset: Austria: Parliamentary Elections 1990-2008


<p><b>Date of election</b>:</p>
<li>1990: 7 October</li>
<li>1994: 9 October</li>
<li>1995: 17 December</li>
<li>1999: 3 October</li>
<li>2002: 24 November</li>
<li>2006: 1 October</li>
<li>2008: 28 September</li>

<h4>Party abbreviations:</h4>

<li>SPÖ - Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreich (Austrian Social Democratic Party)</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/Green Alternative (Die Grünen/Die Grüne Alternative)</li>
<li>KPÖ - Communist Party of Austria (Kommunistische Partei Österreichs)</li>
<li>MARTIN - Hans-Peter Martin's List (Liste Dr. Hans-Peter Martin)</li>
<li>VGÖ - United Greens of Austria (Vereinigte Grüne Österreichs)</li>
<li>LIF - Liberal Forum (Liberals Forum)</li>
<li>NEIN - No to NATO and EU - (Nein zu NATO und EU)</li>
<li>GAL - Green Alternative (Grüne Alternative)</li>
<li>FRITZ - Citizens' Forum Austria (Bürgerforum Österreich)</li>
<li>DC - The Christians (Die Christen)</li>
<li>RETTÖ - Independent Citizens' Initiative Save Austria (Unabhängige Bürgerintiative Rettet Österreich)</li>
<li>Other - Parties who won less than 0,5 % of votes</li>

Full Title

Austria: Parliamentary Elections 1990-2008

Parallel Title

Austria: Parliamentary Election 1990-2008

Identification Number



Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Norwegian Social Science Data Services NSD


Date: 2009-03-25

List of Keywords

Topic Classification


Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
1990 2008



Geographic Coverage


Geographic Unit


Unit of Analysis

Statistical/administrative unit

Kind of Data

Aggregate data

Data Collector

Norwegian Social Science Data Services  (NSD)

Mode of Data Collection

National statistics

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>


Errors, 1990:   
In the statistics provided by the BM.I, the national totals do not add up for the parties of VGÖ and VDS. The VGÖ has 6398 national votes less than their regional level total whereas the VDS has 6398 national votes more than their regional totals.

Errors, 2006:
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.   

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:
2006: 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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