On this page users will find an overview of the topic General elections 2017 in the federal state Lower Austria. The map provides an overview of the situation in the state and allows users to select a municipality of the state with one click. On this community page, the values of the community on the topic General elections 2017 can be compared with those of neighboring communities on interactive maps. Below the map, the user is shown the highest and lowest values of the municipalities on the topic General elections 2017 in the federal state Lower Austria. By clicking on one of the municipalities, users can then go directly to the detailed view of the municipality and its neighbouring municipalities. In the categories Districts and Landscapes, users are taken to the respective district or landscape page of the topic General elections 2017. At the bottom of the page there is an overview of the other statistical themes on Similio. With one click users get directly to the federal state overview of the respective topic.

Lower Austria

General Elections in Austria 2017

National Council: Lower Austria - Austria - Geography, business and economics, statistics | Similio

General elections 2017: Description

The interactive Similio map of the federal state Lower Austria on the topic General elections 2017 offers a good overview of the situation in Lower Austria. Detailed maps of the districts and landscapes on the topic General elections 2017 are also available.


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 2017 comparisons with interactive maps. There is a separate map for each Austrian municipality. Further maps for General elections 2017 are available at the level of political districts, landscapes, regions and at the level of federal provinces.