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Politics of The Republic of Austria ( German: Republik Österreich) is a landlocked country in Central Europe. ...Austria
  • The ethnically and culturally homogenous nation state of Austria is the small but prosperous remnant of Austria_Hungary, a vast multinational empire foundered in 1918. ...Politics of Austria
  • A political party is a political organization subscribing to a certain ideology or formed around very special issues with the aim to participate in power, usually by participating in elections. ...Political parties in Austria
  • Politics of Austria Categories: Election related stubs | Elections in Austria ...Elections in Austria
    • The Leopoldine Wing of Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna: home to the offices of the Federal President. ...President: Presidential elections were held in Austria on 25 April 2004. ...2004
    • The National Council or Nationalrat is one of the two houses of the Federal Assembly, the bicameral federal parliament of the Federal Republic of Austria. ...National Council: The election for the National Council of 24 November 2002, saw the consevative Austrian Peoples Party win the government, taking seats from the nationalist Freedom of Austria Party whom it was in coalition with. ...2002, In Austria, the legislative election of October 3, 1999 (elections for the National Council of Austria) caused a major upheaval in the political landscape. ...1999, 1995, 1994,
      1990, The elections to the Austrian National Council talking place in fall of 1986 followed shortly after Jörg Haider had ousted Norbert Steger as the leader of the FPÖ at the party convention in Innsbruck. ...1986, 1983, 1979, 1975, 1971, 1970

The Austrian People's Party or Österreichische Volkspartei is an The Republic of Austria ( German: Republik Österreich) is a landlocked country in Central Europe. ...Austrian A political party is a political organization subscribing to a certain ideology or formed around very special issues. ...political party. It is roughly comparable to the The Federal Republic of Germany ( German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland) is one of the worlds leading industrialised countries, located in the heart of Europe. ...German The Christian Democratic Union (CDU _ Christlich Demokratische Union) is a political party in Germany, founded after World War II by Konrad Adenauer among others. ...Christian Democratic Union in terms of both platform and voter demographics. The People's Party has been founded immediately following the reestablishment of the Federal Republic of Austria in 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...1945 and has been a major player in The ethnically and culturally homogenous nation state of Austria is the small but prosperous remnant of Austria_Hungary, a vast multinational empire foundered in 1918. ...Austrian politics ever since.


Platform

With regard to social policy, the Austrian People's Party is a classical Conservatism or political conservatism is any of several historically related political philosophies or political ideologies. ...conservative movement, running on a platform of respect for tradition and stability of social order. In particular, it is expressly not interested in strengthening Austria's incomplete The separation of church and state is a concept in law whereby the structures of state or national government are kept separate from those of religious institutions. ...separation of church and state and appears to be somewhat skeptical of Affirmative action ( US English), or positive discrimination ( British English), is a policy or a program providing advantages for people of a minority group who are seen to have traditionally been discriminated against, with the aim of creating a more egalitarian society. ...affirmative action, The gay rights movement is a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for non_heterosexual, (homosexual, bisexual), and transgender people _ despite the fact that it is typically referred to as the gay rights movement, members also...gay rights, and other forms of real or perceived In the field of political science, social engineering is a mainly pejorative term used to describe the intended effects of authoritarian systems of government. ...Social engineering. For most of its existence, the People's Party has explicitly defined itself as Catholic is a term generally used in relation to the members, beliefs and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. ...Catholic and anti_ The color red and particularly the red flag are traditional symbols of Socialism. ...socialist; the ideal of Subsidiarity is the idea that matters should be handled by the lowest competent authority. ...subsidiarity as defined by the In the ancient Church, an encyclical was a circular letter sent to all the churches of a particular area. ...encyclical Quadragesimo Anno is an encyclical by Pope Pius XI, issued 15 May 1931, 40 years after Rerum Novarum (thus the name, Latin for the fortieth year). Written as a response to the Great Depression, it calls for the establishment of a social order based on the principle of subsidiarity. ...Quadragesimo Anno is generally considered one of the historical cornerstones of its agenda.


With regard to economic policy, the People's Party advocates what is probably best described as New liberalism (also called modern liberalism or social liberalism) is a stance in political economy that argues for extensive government regulation and partial intervention in the economy, though much less than what is advocated by social democrats. ...new liberalism, endorsing the reduction of Austria's relatively large The public sector is that part of economic and administrative life that deals with the delivery of goods and services by and for the government, whether national, regional or local/municipal. ...public sector, Welfare reform is the name for a political movement in countries with a state_administered social welfare system to institute changes in that system, generally in a more conservative direction. ...welfare reform, and general Deregulation is the process by which governments remove selected regulations on business in order to (in theory) encourage the efficient operation of markets. ...deregulation. With regard to foreign affairs, it strongly supports European integration is the process of political and economic (and in some cases social and cultural) integration of European states into a tighter bloc. ...European integration. Over the last two decades, the People's party has also adopted a more pronouncedly Environmentalism is activism aimed at improving the environment, particularly nature. ...environmentalist stance than is typical for conservative movements.


The People's Party's position within the traditional A political spectrum is a way of comparing or visualizing different political positions, by placing them upon one or more geometric axes. ...political spectrum is hard to mark down. On the one hand, its views on economic policy are slightly right_of_center if seen in the context of World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ...Europe's political landscape, and its views on social policy are right_of_center in the context of the political landscape of almost any Western democracy. On the other hand, its views on economic policy are still arguably closer to those of classical Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ...social democracy than to those of classical Laissez_faire is short for laissez faire, laissez passer, a French phrase meaning to let things alone, let them pass. First used by the eighteenth century Physiocrats as an injunction against government interference with trade, it is now used as a synonym for strict free market economics. ...laissez_faire capitalism, and it advocates decidedly more Economic interventionism is a term used to describe activity undertaken by a central government to affect a countrys economy in an attempt to increase economic growth and/or standards of living. ...economic interventionism than most ostensibly left_wing parties in Europe. Party leaders and intellectuals have been known to approvingly comment on select aspects of economic philosophies like those of The Right Honourable Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (born 13 October 1925) is a British politician and the first woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, a position she held from 1979 to 1990. ...Margaret Thatcher or Friedrich Hayek Friedrich August von Hayek (May 8, 1899 – March 23, 1992) was an economist and social scientist of the Austrian School, noted for his defense of free_market capitalism against a rising tide of socialist thought in the mid_20th century. ...Friedrich Hayek, but the party's rank and file mostly do not follow suit. While the party is seen as more or less In politics, right_wing, the political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left_wing politics. ...rightist by many Austrians and other Europeans, it would appear In politics, centrism usually refers to the political ideal of promoting moderate policies which land in the middle ground between different political extremes. ...centrist or possibly even In politics, left_wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition...leftist to most American observers.


Demographics

The Austrian People's Party is popular mainly among White_collar workers perform tasks which are less laborious yet often more highly paid than blue_collar workers, who do manual work. ...white collar employees, large and A small business may be defined as a business with a small number of employees. ...small business owners, and Farmer spreading grasshopper bait in his alfalfa field. ...farmers. In particular, it is backed by a A majority is a subset of a group that is more than half of the entire group. ...majority of Austria's civil servants, a remarkably large and influential group due to the size and scope of Austria's government bureaucracy. Austria's A blue_collar worker is a working class employee who performs manual or technical labor, such as in a factory or in technical maintenance trades, in contrast to a white_collar worker, who does non_manual work generally at a desk. ...blue collar workers, by comparison, tend to endorse the The Social Democratic Party of Austria (Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs, SPÖ) is a political party in Austria. ...Social Democratic Party and the The Austrian Freedom Party (Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs, abbreviated to FPÖ) is an Austrian political party usually associated with the name of Jörg Haider. ...Freedom Party. All in all, People's Party supporters are comparatively educated and affluent. As its supporters like to point out, the People's Party enjoys growing popularity with younger voters according to a number of recent public opinion polls.


History

The Austrian People's Party is the successor of the Christian Social Party, a staunchly conservative movement founded in Events January 1 - Japan accepts the Gregorian calendar January 2 - Introduction by Webb C. Ball of the General Railroad Timepiece Standards in North America: Railroad chronometers January 13 - The UK has its first meeting. ...1893 by Karl Lueger (October 24, 1844_March 10, 1910) was an Austrian politician and mayor of Vienna, known for his anti_semitism and racist policies. ...Karl Lueger, mayor of This article is about the city and federal state in Austria. ...Vienna and highly controversial In politics, right_wing, the political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left_wing politics. ...right_wing Populism is a political ideology or rhetorical style that holds that the common person is oppressed by the elite in society, which exists only to serve its own interests, and therefore, the instruments of the State need to be grasped from this self_serving elite and instead used for the...populist. In its present form, the People's Party was established immediately after the restoration of Austria's independence in 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...1945; it has been represented in both the The Federal Assembly of Austria or Österreichische Bundesversammlung is a federal_level deliberative body consisting of the members of the two houses of the Austrian parliament, the National Council and the Federal Council, in joint session. ...Federal Assembly ever since. In terms of Federal Assembly seats, the People's Party has consistently been the strongest or second_strongest party; as such, it has lead or at least been a partner in most Austria's federal cabinets. The People's Party has also been consistently controlling the state governments of the Rural areas are sparsely settled places away from the influence of large cities and towns. ...rural and strongly Catholic Since Austria is a federal republic according to the constitutional framework of Austrian politics, Austrias nine provinces are customarily referred to as States of Austria or Bundesländer, singular Bundesland. ...states of Lower Austria (Niederösterreich) is one of the nine federal states or Bundesländer in Austria. ...Lower Austria, Upper Austria (Ober sterreich) is one of the nine federal states or Bundesl nder of Austria. ...Upper Austria, Salzburg (area 7154 sq. ...Salzburg, Styria (Steiermark in German, Štajerska in Slovenian) is a federal state or Bundesland, located in the south east of Austria. ...Styria, Tyrol (Tirol in German) is a federal state or Bundesland, located in the west of Austria. ...Tyrol, and Vorarlberg is the westernmost federal state of Austria. ...Vorarlberg. It is less popular in the A city_state is a region controlled exclusively by a city. ...city state of Vienna and in the rural but less strongly Catholic states of Minorities and neighbours Burgenland has notable Croatian (29 to 45 thousand) and Hungarian (5 to 15 thousand) minorities. ...Burgenland and Carinthia ( German Kärnten, Slovenian Koroška) is a federal state or Bundesland, located in the south of Austria. ...Carinthia. Only in 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...2004, it lost its A plurality (or relative majority) is the largest share of something, which may or may not be a majority. ...plurality in the Salzburg (area 7154 sq. ...State of Salzburg for the first time. All things considered, the People's Party would have been near_incontestably dominating Austrian politics had it not been not for the comparatively populous and solidly The Social Democratic Party of Austria (Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs, SPÖ) is a political party in Austria. ...social democratic A metropolis (in Greek metera = mother and polis = city/town) is a major city, which is an economical and cultural center for some country, and usually a hub for its international connections. ...metropolis of Vienna.


After the Austrian legislative election, 1999, the People's Party formed in 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...2000 a coalition government with the right_wing populist Jörg Haider in Carinthia (promotional photo) Jörg Haider (born January 26, 1950) is an Austrian politician. ...Jörg Haider's The Austrian Freedom Party (Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs, abbreviated to FPÖ) is an Austrian political party usually associated with the name of Jörg Haider. ...Austrian Freedom Party. This caused widespread outrage in Europe, and fourteen members of the The European Union or EU is an intergovernmental organisation of European countries, which currently has 25 member states. ...European Union imposed informal diplomatic sanctions against Austria's federal administration. A few months later, these sanctions were dropped as a result of a fact_finding mission by three former European prime ministers, the so_called "three wise men". In November 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...2002, The election for the National Council of 24 November 2002, saw the consevative Austrian Peoples Party win the government, taking seats from the nationalist Freedom of Austria Party whom it was in coalition with. ...general elections resulted in a landslide victory (42.27% of the vote) for the People's Party under the leadership of The Federal Chancellor of Austria (Bundeskanzler) is the Austria. ...Federal Chancellor Wolfgang Schüssel Wolfgang Schüssel (born June 7, 1945) is a Christian Democratic Austrian politician. ...Wolfgang Schüssel. Haider's Freedom Party, which in 1999 was slightly stronger than Schüssel's party, was reduced to 10.16% of the vote.


External link

  • Austrian People's Party (http://www.oevp.at/English/) (official site)
  • Austrian People's Party (http://www.photoglobe.info/ebooks/austria/cstudies-austria-0138.html) Country Studies _ Austria

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