Landtag election in Lower Austria:
On Sunday, 28th of January 2018, the state of Lower Austria elected its parliament. 66.47 percent of the eligible voters chose their new state parliament (Landtag). After counting the votes, the ÖVP comes to 49.60 percent, thus defending its similar result (50.8 percent) in the 2013 state parliament election.Subsequently, the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) reaches the absolute majority in the state parliament and comes to 29 mandates. The former Interior Minister and top candidate Johanna Mikl-Leitner emerged as election winner and remains Landeshauptfrau (governour).
The ÖVP is thus clearly ahead of the SPÖ (23.90 percent) and the FPÖ (14.08 percent). The Greens received 6.40 percent of the votes and are consequently still represented in the state parliament. With 5.20 percent, the NEOS succeeded for the first time to move into the state parliament.
The ÖVP has 29 seats, the SPÖ 13 seats and the FPÖ lands in third place with eight seats. The Greens and the NEOS each received three mandates.
The result of this election also strengthened the ÖVP-FPÖ government coalition at the federal level.
Source: diepresse.com and orf.at