Elections in Austria: 0.8% in Their First National Election
Last Sunday national elections were held in Austria. The Pirates managed to get 36 265 votes placing them at 0.8% of the total votes. This seems to be a fairly normal result for a Pirate Party in their first national elections.
The Pirates received an even spread of votes throughout the states of Austria. Reaching 0.7-0.8% in all states with the exceptions of Vienna (1.0%) and Burgenland (0.5%). To receive financial help from the state for the next election, the Pirates would have needed 1%. With their result of 0.8% they were close to this target.
74.9% of voters participated in the elections. A decrease of 3.9% since the elections in 2008 which might be a sign of apathy towards politics in Austria.
Featured image: CC-BY-SA, Pirate Party Austria
About Josef Ohlsson Collentine
I'm a dual citizen (American/Swede) and try to integrate my reflections from a more global perspective if possible. I'm the organizational leader for Pirate Times and work actively to strengthen the pirate movement through this work as well as being the international contact for Piratpartiet (PPSE). Elected board member of PPSE for 2015-2018. If you would like to ask me something I speak English, Swedish and Spanish. Find me on the links below