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NEOS – The New Austria and Liberal Forum

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NEOS (German: NEOS – Das Neue Österreich und Liberales Forum, lit. 'NEOS – The New Austria and Liberal Forum') is a liberal[1][2] political party in Austria.

NEOS – The New Austria and Liberal Forum

NEOS - Das Neue Österreich und Liberales Forum
AbbreviationNEOS
ChairwomanBeate Meinl-Reisinger
Secretary-GeneralNikola Donig
Parliamentary leaderBeate Meinl-Reisinger
Managing directorStefan Egger
Founded27 October 2012 (2012-10-27)
Merger ofLiF
HeadquartersVienna
Youth wingJUNOS – Young liberal NEOS
IdeologyLiberalism[1][2]
Economic liberalism[3][4]
Pro-Europeanism[5]
Political positionCentre[6]
European affiliationAlliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
International affiliationLiberal International (observer)[7]
European Parliament groupRenew Europe
Colours     Pink
National Council
15 / 183
Federal Council
0 / 61
Governorships
0 / 9
State cabinets
1 / 9
State diets
15 / 440
European Parliament
1 / 18
Website
neos.eu

HistoryEdit

The party, founded in October 2012,[8] contested the 2013 legislative election on a joint electoral list with the Young Liberals Austria and Liberal Forum.[9][10] In the election held on 29 September 2013, NEOS received 4.9% of the vote and 9 seats in the National Council.[10][11]

On 25 January 2014 NEOS absorbed the Liberal Forum, creating "NEOS – The New Austria and Liberal Forum".[12][13][14] In March 2014, it also absorbed the independent Young Liberals (JuLis), forming the party's youth wing JUNOS – Young liberal NEOS [15] of Douglas Hoyos-Trauttmansdorff.

NEOS became a full member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) on 2 May 2014.

In the 2014 European elections held on 25 May 2014, the party received 8.1% of the national vote, and returned a single Member of the European Parliament.[16]

Policies and political positionEdit

The party supports more direct democracy using referenda, the ending of conscription, and the creation of United States of Europe. The party opposes increased property taxes and public financing of political parties.[10]

LeadershipEdit

Election ResultsEdit

National CouncilEdit

National Council of Austria
Election year # of total votes % of overall vote # of seats Government
2013 232,946 (6th) 5.0%
9 / 183
in opposition
2017 268,518 (4th) 5.2%
10 / 183
in opposition
2019 387,124 (5th) 8.1%
15 / 183

European ParliamentEdit

European Parliament
Election year # of total votes % of overall vote # of seats
2014 229,781 (5th) 8.1%
1 / 18
2019 319,024 (5th) 8.4%
1 / 18

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2019). "Austria". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b Oliver Gruber (2014). Campaigning in Radical Right Heartland: The politicization of immigration and ethnic relations in Austrian general elections, 1971-2013. LIT Verlag Münster. p. 83. ISBN 978-3-643-90517-8.
  3. ^ Jones, Sam (26 September 2019). "Austria polls point to second chance for Kurz after far-right setback". Financial Times. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  4. ^ Mayr, Walter (19 September 2019). "Comeback for Kurz? Austria's Youngest-Ever Chancellor Eyes a Return". Der Spiegel. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  5. ^ Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik; Anita Bodlos (2019). "Liberal parties in Austria". In Emilie van Haute; Caroline Close (eds.). Liberal Parties in Europe. Taylor & Francis. p. 137. ISBN 978-1-351-24549-4.
  6. ^ Shields, Michael (8 November 2013). "Fasting Austrian politician challenges stodgy status quo". Reuters.
  7. ^ "Das Neue Österreich und Liberales Forum (NEOS)".
  8. ^ "Die "Neos"-Liberalen «". Diepresse.com. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  9. ^ "Die Neos: Neue Partei mit grüner Unterstützung «". Diepresse.com. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  10. ^ a b c Tom Lansford (7 April 2014). Political Handbook of the World 2014. SAGE Publications. p. 90. ISBN 978-1-4833-3327-4.
  11. ^ "Österreich - Nationalratswahl 2013". Wahl13.bmi.gv.at. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  12. ^ "NEOS offiziell mit LIF fusioniert", Kleine Zeitung, 25 January 2014
  13. ^ "Fusion von NEOS und LIF bestätigt", ORF.at, 25 January 2014
  14. ^ "Liberales Forum and NEOS merge - a strong liberal voice in Austria | ALDE Party". Aldeparty.eu. 25 January 2014. Archived from the original on 16 July 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  15. ^ "JuLis heißen nun JUNOS und sind Teil der NEOS". Der Standard (in German). 22 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  16. ^ "Österreich - Europawahl 2014". Euwahl2014.bmi.gv.at. Retrieved 13 July 2014.

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