|Author (Corporate)||Cardiff EDC|
|Publication Date||June 2019|
Reports, analyses and information on the electoral campaign and the aftermath of the European Parliament election held in Austria on 26 May 2019.
The European Parliament elections were held only one week after a video of former Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache (FPÖ) was published, showing him promising public contracts in return for positive coverage in Austrian media. However, the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) suffered only a minor setback in the European Parliament election, coming in third with 17,20% of the vote. Centre-right Austrian People's Party ÖVP emerged as the clear winner of the election getting 34,6% of the vote, while the main opposition, the social democrats SPÖ, were put at 23,5%. The Greens received 14,1%, followed by the liberal NEOS party (8,4%).
Conflicts between the populist right and the rest of the political spectrum on topics such as immigration dominated the electoral campaign.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||European Parliament Elections|
|Keywords||2019 EP election
|Countries / Regions||Austria|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|