State elections in Vorarlberg

01, Sep 2014 / AUSTRIA / 94 Words

Keesing’s Record of World Events (Formerly Keesing’s Contemporary Archives 1931-2014)
Volume 60 (2014), Issue No. 9 (September), Page 53592

In state elections on Sept. 21 in Vorarlberg, Austria’s most western province, the incumbent conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP), with 41.8 per cent of the vote, lost its absolute majority in the 36-member regional legislature, in which its seats were reduced from 20 to 16. The far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) secured 23.4 per cent (nine seats), the Greens (GRÜNE) 17.1 per cent (six), the Social Democratic Party (SPÖ) 8.8 per cent (three), and The New Austria (NEOS) party 6.9 per cent (two). Turnout was 64.3 per cent. [For previous election in 2009 see p. 49418.]