A non-binding referendum on ending conscription was held in Austria on 20 January 2013. The proposal was supported by the Social Democratic Party and the Green Party and opposed by the Austrian People's Party and the FPÖ. Though constitutionally not obliged to act on, both parties in government have stated, that they will honour the results.
The motion to end conscription and introduce a professional army was rejected.
|Referendum on the abolishment of conscription