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European elections, 23 - 26 May 2019, country sheet: Austria

· Official EE19 website

https://www.bmi.gv.at/412/Europawahlen/Europawahl_2019

· Other elections/referenda held the same day

none

· Number of MEPs before/after Brexit

18/19

· Current government

ÖVP (EPP) & FPÖ (ENF) since October 2017


ELECTORAL RULES


· Obligatory vote

no

· Number of constituencies

1

· Preferential vote

yes

· Postal vote

yes (2014: 5.6 % of votes)

· Advanced vote

no

· Threshold to get elected

4 %

· Day of EE19

Sunday, 26 May

· Opening time of polling stations

00.00 CET at Vienna Airport;

7.00 CET in most places

· Closing time of polling stations

17.00 CET at the latest

· Exit polls

17.00 CET (public TV ORF; APA)

· Official announcement of first results

23.00 CET

· Provisional final results expected

Monday evening (including postal votes)


VOTERS


· Total

6 416 202

· Minimum age

16

· Average age

N/A


CANDIDATES


· Lists (total)

7

· Candidates (total)

260

· Female candidates %

43 % (overall)

ÖVP, SPÖ, Grüne, KPÖ: 50 %; FPÖ: 28 %, NEOs 26 %, Europa Jetzt: 75 %

· Legal minimum age

18

· Lead candidates per list or party (affiliation)
(In bold those represented in outgoing ep)

ÖVP (EPP) – Othmar Karas

SPÖ (S&D) – Andreas Schieder

FPÖ (ENF) – Harald Vilimsky

GRÜNE (Greens) – Werner Kogler

NEOS (ALDE) – Claudia Gamon

KPÖ (European Left) - Aikaterini Anastasiou

Europa Jetzt (previously: Greens) – Johannes Voggenhuber

· MEPs re-running
(in bold lead candidate of list)

Othmar Karas (ÖVP)

Lukas Mandl (ÖVP)

Evelyn Regner (SPÖ)

Harald Vilimsky (FPÖ)

Georg Mayer (FPÖ)

Monika Vana (Greens)

Thomas Waitz (Greens)

Angelika Mlinar (ALDE) - now running in Slovenia

RESULTS 2014


MEPs

% votes

ÖVP

5

27 %

SPÖ

5

24.1 %

FPÖ

4

19.7 %

GRÜNE

3

14.5 %

NEOS

1

8.14 %

KPÖ

-

-

EUROPA Jetzt

-

-


TURNOUT 2014

45.39 %