List of political parties in Austria

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This article lists political parties in Austria. Austria has a multi-party system. Of the over 700 registered political parties, only few are known to the larger public. Since the 1980s, four parties have consistently received enough votes to get seats in the national parliament.

The parties[edit]

Parties represented in Parliament or the European Parliament[edit]

There are six parties represented in the National Council.

Five of the parties in the National Council (all but the NEOS) are also represented in the Federal Council.

Five of the six parties in the National Council (all but Team Stronach) are represented in the European Parliament, as is the anti-corruption Hans-Peter Martin's List.

Name Abbr. Ideology Leader NR BR MEPs Notes
Social Democratic Party of Austria
Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs
SPÖ Social democracy Werner Faymann 52 22 5
Austrian People's Party
Österreichische Volkspartei
ÖVP Conservatism, Christian democracy Michael Spindelegger 47 25 5
Freedom Party of Austria
Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs
FPÖ Right-wing populism, National conservatism Heinz-Christian Strache 40 9 4
The Greens – The Green Alternative
Die Grünen – Die Grüne Alternative
GRÜNE Green politics Eva Glawischnig 24 4 3
Team Stronach
Team Stronach
Stronach Euroscepticism, Economic liberalism Frank Stronach 11 1 0
NEOS – The New Austria
NEOS – Das Neue Österreich
NEOS Liberalism Matthias Strolz 9 0 1

Parties represented in state parliaments[edit]

Percentage Vorarlberg Vienna Upper Austria Tyrol (state) Styria Salzburg (state) Lower Austria Carinthia (state) Burgenland

Minor parties[edit]

Major historical parties[edit]

Minor historical parties[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]