List of political parties in Austria

This article lists political parties in Austria. Austria has a multi-party system. Of the over 1,100 registered political parties,[1] only few are known to the larger public. Since the 1980s, four parties have consistently received enough votes to get seats in the national parliament.

The parties

Parties represented in Parliament or the European Parliament

There are five parties represented in the National Council. Three of the parties in the National Council are also represented in the Federal Council. Four of the five parties in the National Council are represented in the European Parliament.

Logo Name Abbr. Ideology Chairmen NR BR MEP
Logo neue VP tuerkis.png Austrian People's Party
Österreichische Volkspartei
ÖVP Conservatism
Christian democracy
Sebastian Kurz
71 / 183
25 / 61
7 / 19
Austrian Greens logo 2017.svg The Greens – The Green Alternative
Die Grünen – Die Grüne Alternative
GRÜNE Green politics Werner Kogler
26 / 183
5 / 61
3 / 19
Logo SPÖ.svg Social Democratic Party of Austria
Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs
SPÖ Social democracy Pamela Rendi-Wagner
40 / 183
19 / 61
5 / 19
Logo of Freedom Party of Austria.svg Freedom Party of Austria
Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs
FPÖ Right-wing populism
National conservatism
Norbert Hofer
30 / 183
11 / 61
3 / 19
NEOS – The New Austria and Liberal Forum logo.svg NEOS – The New Austria and Liberal Forum
NEOS – Das Neue Österreich und Liberales Forum
NEOS Liberalism
Economic liberalism
Beate Meinl-Reisinger
15 / 183
1 / 61
1 / 19

Parties represented in state parliaments

PercentageVorarlbergViennaUpper AustriaTyrol (state)StyriaSalzburg (state)Lower AustriaCarinthia (state)Burgenland

Minor parties

Major historical parties

Minor historical parties

See also

Further reading

  • Müller, Wolfgang; Franz Fallend (November 2004). "Changing Patterns of Party Competition in Austria: From Multipolar to Bipolar System". West European Politics. 27 (5): 801–835. doi:10.1080/0140238042000283319. S2CID 154550537.


  1. ^ "BMI" (PDF).