On this page users will find an overview of the topic General elections in Austria. Below the map, users can see the highest and lowest values for General elections in Austria at the municipal level. By clicking on one of these municipalities, users can then go directly to the detailed view of the municipality and its neighbouring municipalities. In the category federal states users are directed to the respective federal state page of the topic General elections. Starting from the provincial page, users can then navigate further within Austria on the topic General elections on interactive maps. At the end of the page there is an overview of the other statistical themes on Similio with corresponding links.


General Elections in Austria 2017 2019

General Elections in Austria 2017 in Austria

General elections: Description

Austria is a parliamentary democracy based on the principles of the rule of law and the separation of powers. The first article of the Austrian Federal Constitution states that law in Austria emanates from the people. The National Council elections are the elections for the first chamber of the Parliament of the Republic of Austria, which is called the National Council. This is the main legislative chamber in Austrian parliamentarianism. Elections to the National Council take place at the end of each legislative period, whereby a legislative period in Austria lasts 5 years as a rule, although early elections are not uncommon in Austria. In the National Council elections, which always take place on a Sunday, all Austrian citizens are called to vote and decide on the majority of votes in parliament by casting their vote, which in turn is decisive for the distribution of mandates. This distribution of mandates follows relatively complex formulas, which would go beyond the scope of this description. It is important to note, however, that in Austria per se there is no direct election of the head of government or parliamentarians, but rather the head of government is elected by parliament and the members of parliament are elected by the parliament, depending on their position on the electoral party's list.

Similio offers numerous General elections comparisons with interactive maps. There is a separate map for each Austrian municipality. Further maps for General elections are available at the level of political districts, landscapes, regions and at the level of federal provinces.

Follow the federal state links to get to the interactive General elections maps for the federal states.

General Elections in Austria