Sylvia Kritzinger

Although Austria’s grand coalition will continue, the dominance of the country’s two major parties may be nearing its end

Austria held parliamentary elections on 29 September. Sylvia Kritzinger and Eva Zeglovits assess the election results, which saw the country’s two major parties, the SPÖ and ÖVP, maintain a narrow majority. They write that while the results mean the incumbent grand coalition will likely continue, the real story is the growing vote share for smaller parties which may lead to […]

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Despite turmoil in the Austrian party system, the country might once again be heading for another grand coalition in September’s elections.

Austria will hold national elections on 29 September. Sylvia Kritzinger previews the vote and assesses the probable makeup of the next governing coalition. She notes that a series of scandals have hit the country’s major parties, with a number of new parties, such as Team Stronach, also emerging in the Austrian party system. While the opinion polls make accurate predictions […]

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