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Austria

National Parliament Composition

National Poll Average

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Government

Head of State (President)Alexander Van der Bellen (*-G/EFA)
Head of Government (Chancellor)Karl Nehammer (ÖVP-EPP)
Parties in GovernmentAustrian People’s Party (ÖVP-EPP)
The Greens – The Green Alternative (GRÜNE-G/EFA)

Parties

Österreichische Volkspartei (ÖVP)
Austrian People’s Party
Leader: Karl Nehammer
Orientation: Centre-right (Poguntke et al., 2020)
EP Affiliation: EPP (EPP-EP, EPP Party, IDU, EPP-PACE)
EU Stance: Somewhat in favour of EU integration (Chapel-Hill data)
Years active: 1945-… (Müller & Meth-Cohen, 1991, p. 43)

Watch here our video from 2019 about the party.

Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs (SPÖ)
Social Democratic Party of Austria
Leader: Andreas Babler
Orientation: Centre-left (Poguntke et al., 2020)
EP Affiliation: S&D (S&D, PES, PA, SI, SOC)
EU Stance: In favour of EU integration (Chapel-Hill data)
Years active: 1889-… (Scarrow, 2014, p. 54)

Watch here our video from 2019 about the party.

Die Grünen – Die Grüne Alternative (GRÜNE)
The Greens – The Green Alternative
Leader: Werner Kogler
Orientation: Green (Poguntke et al., 2020)
EP Affiliation: Greens/EFA (Greens/EFA, EGP, GG, SOC)
EU Stance: Strongly in favour of EU integration (Chapel-Hill data)
Years active: 1986-…

Watch here our video from 2019 about the party.

Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs (FPÖ)
Freedom Party of Austria
Leader: Herbert Kickl
Orientation: Right-wing (Poguntke et al., 2020)
EP Affiliation: ID (ID-EP, ID Party, EC/DA)
EU Stance: Opposed to EU integration (Chapel-Hill data)
Years active: 1956-… (Müller & Meth-Cohen, 1991, p. 40)

Watch here our video from 2019 about the party.

NEOS – Das Neue Österreich (NEOS)
NEOS – The New Austria
Leader: Beate Meinl-Reisinger
Orientation: Liberal
EP Affiliation: RE (RE, ALDE Party, LI, ALDE-PACE)
EU Stance: Strongly in favour of EU integration (Chapel-Hill data)
Years active: 2012-…

Watch here our video from 2019 about the party.

Team HC Strache – Allianz für Österreich (HC)
Team HC Strache – Alliance for Austria
Leader: Heinz-Christian Strache
Orientation: Right-wing
EP Affiliation: *
EU Stance: Opposed to EU integration
Years active: 2019-…

Note: Former name: Die Allianz für Österreich (DAÖ)

Kommunistische Partei Österreichs (KPÖ)
Communist Party of Austria
Leader: Günther Hopfgartner
Orientation: Left-wing
EP Affiliation: LEFT (EL)
EU Stance: Opposed to EU integration
Years active: 1918-…

MFG – Österreich Menschen – Freiheit – Grundrechte (MFG)
MFG – Austria People – Freedom – Fundamental Rights
Leader: Joachim Aigner
Orientation: Diverse; anti-lockdown
EP Affiliation: *
EU Stance: Neutral towards EU integration
Years active: 2021-…

JETZT – Liste Pilz (JETZT)
NOW – List Pilz
Leader: Rudolf Mang
Orientation: Green politics
EP Affiliation: →Greens/EFA (intention to join Greens/EFA)
EU Stance: In favour of EU integration
Years active: 2017-2020

Watch here our video from 2019 about the party.

Die Bierpartei (BIER)
The Beer party
Leader: Dominik Wlazny
Orientation: Left-wing
EP Affiliation: *
EU Stance: In favour of EU integration
Years active: 2015-…

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