Citizens' Forum Austria

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The Citizens' Forum Austria (German: Bürgerforum Österreich, FRITZ) is an Austrian political party mainly active in Tyrol. It was founded by president of the Tyrolean branch of the Austrian Chamber of Labour Fritz Dinkhauser (an Austrian People's Party member before that), who was joined by the popular anti-transit activist Fritz Gurgiser of the Transitforum Austria-Tirol. At the 2008 state election, the Citizens' Forum stood under the name Fritz Dinkhauser List – Citizens' Forum Tyrol (German: Liste Fritz Dinkhauser − Bürgerforum Tirol, FRITZ) and got 18.3% of the vote, thus becoming the second-largest party with seven seats.[1] The party contested the 2008 early national election as well, but received only 1.76% of the vote and failed to obtain a seat.[2] In the 2013 state election, the Citizens' Forum garnered 5.64% of the vote, winning two seats in the state legislature.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Tiroler Landtagswahl: Conny und Fritz – zwei Promis im Wahlkampf". DiePresse.com (in German). Retrieved 2016-05-13. 
  2. ^ "Dinkhauser will nochmal aufmischen". derStandard.at (in German). Retrieved 2016-05-13. 

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