Election 2019: Five Parties Make Their Entry into the Austrian National Council

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: October 4, 2019; 13:04 ♦ (Vindobona)

Five political parties will be represented in the newly elected Austrian National Council. In addition to ÖVP, SPÖ, FPÖ and NEOS, the Greens - after a two-year forced break - have also rejoined the House. The Liste JETZT, on the other hand, failed, as did the other small parties, at the 4% hurdle.

The election also met with great interest abroad. A total of around 900 media representatives were accredited for the media centre. / Picture: © Parlamentsdirektion / Matthias Weinlich

The Austrian People's Party once again became the strongest party.

It gained 37.5% of the votes and will thus receive 71 mandates (+9). This is followed by the Social Democrats (SPÖ) with 21.2% of the votes and 40 mandates (-12) and the Freedom Party (FPÖ) with 16.2% of the votes and 31 mandates (-20).

The Greens achieved their best result to date with 13.9% of the…