Salzburg state and municipal elections, 2009

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The Salzburg state and municipal elections of 2009 were held in the Austrian state of Salzburg on 1 March 2009.

Polls saw the SPÖ continue to lead with 41%, the ÖVP in second place with 36% and the FPÖ increase their votes with 15%. The Greens were seen as losing slightly to 6%, while the BZÖ would only gain 3% and fail to gain any seats.[1]

In 23 of the 119 municipalities, only one candidate is standing for the office of mayor (20 of them from the ÖVP, three from the SPÖ).[2]

FPÖ leader Karl Schnell announced on 10 February 2009 that he would retire if the FPÖ got less than 15% of the votes.[3]

The SPÖ lost a lot of votes, but remained largest party ahead of the ÖVP, which also lost a bit; the FPÖ gained a lot of votes, the Greens lost slightly and the BZÖ narrowly failed to enter the Landtag.[4]

Party Votes in % Seats
  Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ) 39.5% 15
  Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) 36.5% 14
  Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) 13.0% 5
  The Greens – The Green Alternative (Grüne) 7.3% 2
  Alliance for the Future of Austria (BZÖ) 3.7% 0
Popular Vote
SPÖ
  
39.37%
ÖVP
  
36.55%
FPÖ
  
13.02%
GRÜNE
  
7.36%
BZÖ
  
3.70%


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.meinbezirk.at/Salzburg/bez_96/SPOe-laeuft-OeVP-davon-FPOe-legt-zu-Gruene-verlieren/channel_1-1-16/chsid_1/uid_4670/id_320783
  2. ^ http://derstandard.at/?url=/?id=1233587061737
  3. ^ http://derstandard.at/?url=/?id=1234261171559
  4. ^ http://derstandard.at/?id=1234508290781