Democratic Progressive Party (Austria)

The Democratic Progressive Party (German: Demokratische Fortschrittliche Partei, DFP) was a right-wing populist political party in Austria. The DFP was founded in September 1965 by former Austrian Trade Union Federation chairman and Minister of the Interior Franz Olah upon his expulsion from the Socialist Party of Austria.[1][2][3] The party was known for its leader's antisemitic rhetoric,[4] and received almost 150,000 votes in the 1966 legislative election,[2][3] in which it failed to win a seat in the Federal Council. The party disbanded in 1970.


  1. ^ Barbara Jelavich (1987). Modern Austria: Empire and Republic, 1815-1986. Cambridge University Press. p. 283. ISBN 978-0-521-31625-5. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b Bruno Kreisky (2000). The Struggle for a Democratic Austria: Bruno Kreisky on Peace and Social Justice. Berghahn Books. p. 521. ISBN 978-1-57181-155-4. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  3. ^ a b Oliver Rathkolb (2002). "The Kreisky Era, 1970-1983". In Rolf Steininger; Günter Bischof; Michael Gehler (eds.). Austria in the Twentieth Century. Transaction Publishers. p. 269. ISBN 978-1-4128-1196-5. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  4. ^ Bruce F. Pauley (1992). From Prejudice to Persecution: A History of Austrian Anti-Semitism. Univ of North Carolina Press. p. 304. ISBN 978-0-8078-6376-3. Retrieved 27 July 2013.