Austrian Election – Initial Results

18:30 UK – 99% of count in

SPÖ 29.7%
ÖVP 25.6%
FPÖ 18.0%
BZÖ 11.0%
Gr 9.8%

 

SPÖ 58
ÖVP 50
FPÖ 35
BZÖ 21
Gr 19

 18:00 UK

Latest Results

SPÖ 29.7%
ÖVP 26.0%
FPÖ 18.2%
BZÖ 9.6%
Gr 9.7%

 

SPÖ 58
ÖVP 51
FPÖ 36
BZÖ 19
Gr 19

 

17:00 UK

Latest Results

SPÖ 29.8%
ÖVP 25.7%
FPÖ 18.0%
BZÖ 10.9%
Gr 10.0%
LF 1.9%

 

SPÖ 58
ÖVP 50
FPÖ 35
BZÖ 21
Gr 19

 

16:15

The initial results are as follows:

SPÖ 28.6%
ÖVP 25.7%
FPÖ 17.9%
BZÖ 11.9%
Gr 10.5%
LF 1.9%

What does this mean?

  • Haider’s BZÖ has done remarkably better than anybody expected
  • The two right wing parties (FPÖ and BZÖ) have easily out-performed the centre-right ÖVP and together have even more votes than the Social Democrats. It is likely that if there had been one right-wing party instead of two that that would have been the largest in Parliament.

The parliamentary seats would be roughly as follows:

SPÖ 55
ÖVP 50
FPÖ 35
BZÖ 23
Gr 20

That means that we’re looking either at another Grand Coalition (Social Democrats and People’s Party) or a right wing three-party coalition (People’s Party, Freedom Party, Alliance for Future Austria)

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