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Lower Austrian state election, 2008

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Lower Austrian state election, 2008

The Lower Austrian state election of 2008 was held in the Austrian state of Lower Austria on 9 March 2008. They were contested by the Austrian People's Party, the Social Democratic Party of Austria, The Greens – The Green Alternative and the Freedom Party of Austria, all of whom are in the current Landtag, and a number of smaller parties.

The ÖVP had earlier indicated that its preferred date would have been the 20 April 2008, though 13 April 2008 had also been considered a possible date. The newly founded party The Christians contested its first election.

A poll, conducted in October 2007 by Integral for the newspaper Kurier, showed the following voting intentions:

  • ÖVP: 50%
  • SPÖ: 31%
  • Greens: 9%
  • FPÖ: 9%
  • BZÖ: 1%
  • In total, nine parties contested the election. SPÖ, ÖVP, FPÖ, the Greens and the Communist Party of Austria contested the election in all districts. The Alliance for the Future of Austria (BZÖ) contested the election in seventeen of the twenty-one districts, having failed to gather the necessary fifty signatures in Lilienfeld, Neunkirchen, Waidhofen a.d. Thaya and Wiener Neustadt. The Christians contested the election in all districts except Bruck a.d. Leitha. The List for Our Lower Austria (Liste für unser Niederösterreich, LNÖ) contested the election in Baden, Gänserndorf, Lilienfeld, Neunkirchen, St. Pölten and Wiener Neustadt, and the Animal Rights Party (Tierrechtspartei) contested the election only in Mödling.

    References

    Lower Austrian state election, 2008 Wikipedia


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