NEOS – The New Austria

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NEOS – The New Austria
NEOS – Das Neue Österreich
Leader Matthias Strolz
Founded 27 October 2012
Headquarters Vienna
Ideology Liberalism[1]
Pro-Europeanism[2]
Political position Centre
International affiliation none
European affiliation Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
European Parliament group Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Colours Magenta
National Council:
9 / 183
Federal Council:
0 / 62
European Parliament:
1 / 18
State parliaments
2 / 448
Website
www.neos.eu
Politics of Austria
Political parties
Elections

NEOS – The New Austria (German: NEOS – Das Neue Österreich) is a liberal political party in Austria.

The party, founded in October 2012,[3] contested the 2013 legislative election including in its slates the Young Liberals Austria and the Liberal Forum.[4] In the election NEOS won 5.0% of the vote and 9 deputies.[1][5]

On 25 January 2014 NEOS formally absorbed the Liberal Forum, creating "NEOS - The New Austria and Liberal Forum".[6][7][8]

NEOS became a full member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) on 2nd May 2014.

In the 2014 European elections, the party received 8.1% of the national vote, and returned a single MEP.[9]

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  1. ^ a b Parties and Elections in Europe: The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe, by Wolfram Nordsieck
  2. ^ "Austria's Freedom Party sees vote rise". BBC News. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Die „Neos“-Liberalen «". Diepresse.com. Retrieved 2014-07-13. 
  4. ^ "Die Neos: Neue Partei mit grüner Unterstützung «". Diepresse.com. Retrieved 2014-07-13. 
  5. ^ "Österreich - Nationalratswahl 2013". Wahl13.bmi.gv.at. Retrieved 2014-07-13. 
  6. ^ "NEOS offiziell mit LIF fusioniert", Kleine Zeitung, 25 January 2014 
  7. ^ "Fusion von NEOS und LIF bestätigt", ORF.at, 25 January 2014 
  8. ^ "Liberales Forum and NEOS merge - a strong liberal voice in Austria | ALDE Party". Aldeparty.eu. 2014-01-25. Retrieved 2014-07-13. 
  9. ^ "Österreich - Europawahl 2014". Euwahl2014.bmi.gv.at. Retrieved 2014-07-13.