Vorarlberg state election, 2009

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The Vorarlberg state election of 2009 was held in the state of Vorarlberg on 20 September 2009.[1] Apart from the Austrian People's Party, the Social Democratic Party of Austria, The Greens – The Green Alternative and the Freedom Party of Austria, a list based on the Vorarlberg Chamber of Labour faction "Neue Bewegung für die Zukunft" (New Movement for the Future), which is a list consisting of and fighting for the rights of migrants, planned to contest the election. Due to the large number of migrants in Vorarlberg (45,000 of 366,000), it is virtually assured that it will be able to clear the electoral threshold of 4%.[2] It is possible that allies of MEP Hans-Peter Martin will stand in the election.[3]

In late June 2009 it was announced that the NBZ would form an alliance with the Communist Party of Austria, representatives of handicapped people, Bernhard Amann's Vau-Heute and others, to be called gsiberger.eu.[1]

Current polling conducted for the local newspaper "Vorarlberger Nachrichten":[4]

  • ÖVP: 48%
  • SPÖ: 18%
  • Greens: 11%
  • FPÖ: 11%
  • Hans-Peter Martin's List: 4%
  • BZÖ: 3%
  • Others: 5%
Party Votes in % Seats
  Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) 50.8% 20
  Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) 25.3% 9
  The Greens – The Green Alternative (Grüne) 10.4% 4
  Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ) 10.1% 3

BZÖ (1.2%) and other contesting lists gained zero seats because they couldn't pass the 5% threshold necessary to gain a seat. [2]