Municipal council and mayoral elections in Carinthia 2015
The municipal council and mayoral elections in Carinthia 2015 took place on March 1, 2015 in all 132 Carinthian municipalities. The elections were carried out according to the Carinthian municipal council and mayor election regulations 2002 (K-GBWO 2002).
464,364 people were eligible to vote, an increase of 6,599 people (+1.42 percent) compared to 2009. The reason for this is that citizens from other EU countries who have a regular main residence in Carinthia are entitled to vote. In all of Carinthia there are 25,702 people (5.54 percent of all eligible voters), an increase of 9,371 people.
- December 27, 2014 - deadline for election; that is 65 days before the election date,
- January 3, 2015 - end of the deadline for the appointment of district returning officers and their deputies,
- January 16, 2015 - Announcement by the municipal electoral authorities,
- January 17, 2015 - Publication of the electoral roll and handover of copies to the parties,
- 23 January 2015 - end of the deadline for submitting the municipal election proposals to the municipal electoral authority,
- February 12, 2015 - Completion of the electoral roll and registration of the final eligible voters,
- February 15, 2015 - Determination of the voting time and the polling stations of the electoral district,
- February 20, 2015 - Early Election Day,
- February 25, 2015 - end for written voting card applications,
- February 26, 2015 - end for verbal voting card applications,
- March 1, 2015 - Election Day
- March 2, 2015 - latest date for the announcement of the election results,
- March 6, 2015 - Early election day for required runoff elections,
- March 8, 2015 - end of the objection period to the state electoral authority,
- March 15, 2015 - Election day for required runoff elections
- March 29, 2015 - Repetition of the runoff election in Preitenegg , because the first time there was a tie between the two remaining candidates.
The date for the municipal council and mayoral elections in 2015 was set for March 1, 2015 by the Carinthian provincial government by ordinance of September 23, 2014, LGBl. No. 48/2014. The second Sunday after the election day, that is March 15, 2015, will be determined as the election day for a possibly required runoff election for the mayor. The mayor's required runoff election day is on March 15, 2015.
In the municipal council elections in Carinthia, 514 parties and lists of names ran in the 132 municipalities. 2,500 mandates were awarded. The proportion of female candidates was around eight percent.
None of the 514 parties and lists of names ran in all 132 municipalities. The SPÖ competed in 129 communities, the Freedom Party (no longer as "FPK", but as "FPÖ") in 119 communities, the ÖVP in 108 communities and the Greens in 44 communities. The Slovenian standard list was introduced in 22 bilingual municipalities. The NEOS, whose goal was to compete in 25 municipalities, only managed to receive the necessary declarations of support in 7 municipalities, including the state capital Klagenfurt . The Stronach team ran in 5 municipalities as an independent list and in 3 other municipalities in cooperation with lists of names. The BZÖ and the list Das Moderne Österreich ran for candidates in 5 municipalities each .
In addition, there were 70 lists of names, independent lists and lists with party affiliation. Among them were some curiosities, such as the Die Freiheitlichen in Gurk - List of Mayor Siegfried Kampl , although the FPÖ had excluded Siegfried Kampl from the party because of his testimony about National Socialism . Under a separate list called The Party outdoors - List Gerhard Oleschko in occurs Keutschach the reigning FPÖ Mayor Gerhard Oleschko against the FPÖ and against five other candidates.
A total of 432 candidates applied for the position of mayor in the direct election. In 6 municipalities, this election was only a matter of form, as only one candidate stood. 35 of the 432 applicants were women, including the two mayors Christine Ploner ( Dellach im Gailtal ) and Sonya Feinig ( Feistritz im Rosental ) , who were already in office before the election . The third incumbent mayor, the former member of the National Council, Marialuise Mittermüller , no longer stood as a top candidate in Steindorf am Ossiacher See . The narrowest lead in the mayoral election was in Weißensee , where Johann Weichsler (SPÖ) won with a majority of 3 votes.
After the 2009 elections, the majority of mayors were the SPÖ with 68; the ÖVP provided 33 mayors. The comparison is a bit more complicated with the FPÖ, which started under FPK / BZÖ in 2009 and had 28 mayors. Lists of names were provided by 3 mayors. The SPÖ received 36.65 percent in 2009, the FPK / BZÖ with 30.94 percent, the ÖVP 20.41 percent, the Greens 3.3 percent and lists of names 6.58 percent of the votes.
Not all ruling mayors stood for election in 2015. So were Villach since 1987 acting mayor helmut manzenreiter already known on 12 June 2014 not to run. Other long-term mayors such as Gerhard Mock ( St. Veit an der Glan ) or Siegfried Kampl (mayor of Gurk since 1991 ), who is now 78 years old and also the oldest mayor in Carinthia, also ran in 2015.
Since the municipal council and mayoral elections in 2009 took place at the same time as the state elections, the turnout was a high 80.62 percent. In 2003 only 75.72 percent of those eligible went to the polls.
In the municipal council and mayoral elections in 2015, 464,336 people were eligible to vote, 6,571 more than in the municipal council and mayoral elections in 2009 (457,765 people). The reason for this is that this time a total of 25,702 citizens from other EU countries are eligible to vote, which corresponds to a share of 5.54 percent. Compared to 2009, this was an increase of 9,371 people.
Fewer mandates were awarded in 16 municipalities in 2015 because the number of those entitled to vote had decreased. Because the number of residents in Paternion fell below 6,000, only 23 mandates were awarded, four fewer than in 2009. In Frantschach-Sankt Gertraud there were only 19, in Rennweg am Katschberg 15 and in Mallnitz only 11. Fewer mandates were awarded in a total of 16 municipalities, which reduced the total number of municipal council seats to be awarded from 2,552 to exactly 2,500. In three municipalities there were more: Krumpendorf , Poggersdorf and Magdalensberg exceeded the limit of 3,000 inhabitants, as a result of which the municipal council grew by 4 seats each.
The right to vote for EU citizens in the 823-souls (as of January 1, 2014) community of Hohenthurn , where the wellness club is one of the largest brothels in Carinthia , caused irritation . In December 2014 there were 30 women registered there, mainly from Romania , who are therefore all eligible to vote. The number of eligible voters increased to 711, which could have an impact on the distribution of mandates. The SPÖ saw this as a “massive shift in the actual political situation”. According to SPÖ leader Thomas Galle, it was not about discriminating against women , but about the fact that it is unusual "that the 30 women had registered their main residence at the same address". ÖVP Mayor Florian Tschinderle emphasized that he had to adhere to the legal provisions. The dispute over the right to vote for prostitutes also made headlines in the national media.
Eligibility to vote
Every Austrian citizen and every citizen of another member state of the European Union who has reached the age of 16 on election day at the latest, is not excluded from the right to vote and has his main residence in the municipality is entitled to vote.
All those persons who are actively entitled to vote and who have reached the age of 18 on election day at the latest have the right to vote in municipal council and mayor elections.
As mayor, only the list leaders in the election proposal of a campaigning party for the municipal council are eligible. The prerequisite is that they have Austrian citizenship.
The hurdles for candidacies are low, because three signatures from local councils or twice as many signatures from citizens as there are local councils are sufficient to run for the election. With these signatures the citizens have to identify themselves at the municipal office. For example, even in the state capital Klagenfurt, 90 signatures are sufficient for a candidacy. This also means that there will be no fewer than 13 lists to choose from in Klagenfurt.
Who is elected
The municipal councils and mayors of a municipality are elected in the municipal council and mayoral elections in Carinthia.
The municipal councils are determined according to the following key:
- After the valid votes have been counted, the party totals are written down next to each other, sorted by size.
- Half of each party total is to be written, below third, quarter, and so on; the fractions are also to be written down.
- The party totals and the partial numbers obtained from them are then given sequential ordinal numbers according to their size until the number of members of the municipal council to be elected is reached.
- According to this, each party has as many mandates as their party total and their partial numbers receive ordinal numbers. If, after this calculation, two parties have the same entitlement to the last mandate to be awarded, the lot will decide between them.
The size of the municipal council depends on the number of inhabitants. In municipalities with up to 1,000 inhabitants, this consists of 11 members, up to 2,000 inhabitants from 15 members, up to 3,000 inhabitants from 19 members, up to 6,000 inhabitants from 23 members, up to 10,000 inhabitants from 27 members, up to 20,000 inhabitants from 31 members and with more than 20,000 Residents from 35 members and with more than 30,000 residents from 45 members.
The mayor is elected who has received more than half of the valid votes cast. If there is only one candidate standing for election, “yes” must be ticked on the majority of the valid ballot papers submitted, provided that this candidate is also a member of the local council due to the result of the municipal council election.
If no candidate has a majority for himself or if the candidate who has achieved a majority has not also been elected a member of the municipal council, a runoff election will take place on the second Sunday after the first ballot. Only those two candidates who received the most votes in the first ballot in the election for mayor are allowed to participate. If several candidates received the same number of votes, the lot decides which candidate will be put into the runoff election.
Not to be elected
In each municipality, two deputy mayors are to be elected by the municipal council.
The parish council consists of the mayor, two deputy mayors and, in parishes with more than 1000 inhabitants, also of other members. In urban parishes, the parish council is called City Council. The number of members of the parish council in parishes with 15 parish councils is 4, with 19 parish councils 5, with 23 parish councils 6, with 27 and 31 parish councils 7 and with 35 parish councils 9.
Municipal council elections
Detailed results of the municipalities
The detailed results of all municipalities in Carinthia can be found in the table Political conditions after the municipal council elections in Carinthia 2015 .
The SPÖ was able to achieve a majority in 63 municipalities (47.7 percent), and in 26 municipalities it even achieved an absolute majority (more than 50 percent). This is 6 more than in the municipal council elections in 2009. New majorities were possible in Feld am See , Keutschach am See , Klagenfurt am Wörthersee , Lurnfeld , Neuhaus , Reichenau and Winklern (each from the predecessors of the FPÖ), in Köttmannsdorf , in Krumpendorf and in Maria Rain (each from the ÖVP) as well as in Feistritz ob Bleiburg , in Frantschach-St. Gertraud and in Reißeck (each from lists). Previous majorities were lost in Kappel am Krappfeld , Nötsch im Gailtal and Reichenfels (each to the ÖVP) as well as in Eisenkappel-Vellach , Himmelberg , Radenthein and Rosegg (each to lists).
The SPÖ received the highest share of the vote in Micheldorf with 67.55 percent, closely followed by Arnoldstein with 67.30 percent. The smallest majority was in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee with just 30.66 percent.
The ÖVP achieved the best result in Griffen with 67.09 percent, followed by Eberstein (64.63), Dellach im Drautal (63.51) and Feistritz an der Gail (63.15). The ÖVP can also claim absolute majorities in Schiefling am Wörthersee (57.99), Techelsberg am Wörther See (55.25), Lesachtal (54.93), Weitensfeld im Gurktal (53.26), and Kleblach-Lind (52.38), in Seeboden am Millstätter See (51.57), in Köttmannsdorf (50.68) and in Dellach (Gailtal) (50.39).
In percentage terms, the ÖVP had the largest profits in Dellach im Drautal with 23.27 percent and 4 mandates, followed by Eberstein (+ 18.37 / + 3) and Maria Wörth (+ 15.23 / + 3). The ÖVP was also able to hold three mandates in Seeboden am Millstättersee , in Nötsch in Gailtal , in Schiefling on Wörthersee and in Finkenstein am Faaker See . In Nötsch im Gailtal and Reichenfels she was able to overtake the SPÖ. In percentage terms, the ÖVP suffered the greatest losses in Radenthein (−24.04 percent / −6 mandates), in Stall (−20.81 / −3), in Weißensee (−15.78 / −2), in Preitenegg (- 15.76 / −4) and in Maria Rain (−12.13 / −3). In Brückl , where the ÖVP last achieved 19.13 percent and 4 seats, in Mühldorf (−16.72 / −2), in Lurnfeld (−13.89 / −2) and in Feistritz im Rosental (−12.70 / −2), as in some other parishes, she no longer competed at all.
FPÖ (formerly FPK / BZÖ / FPÖ '09)
Due to the political confusion of the last years - change of mandataries from FPÖ ( Freedom Party Austria ) to FPK ( Die Freiheitlichen in Kärnten ), from FPK to BZÖ ( Alliance Future Austria ), from BZÖ to FPÖ '09 and then back to FPÖ - is it is problematic to make comparisons when interpreting the election results.
The FPÖ achieved the best result in Mölbling with 64.13 percent, which brought in 10 mandates. In comparison, the FPK / BZÖ came up with 67.04 percent and 11 seats in the last election. There was also absolute majorities for the FPÖ in Arriach (56.87 / 9), in St. Urban (56.74 / 9), in Deutsch-Griffen (56.41 / 7), in Hüttenberg (54.59 / 9 ), in Großkirchheim (50.31 / 8). The FPÖ was able to hold relative majorities in Ossiach (48.97 / 6), in Strasbourg (48.07 / 9), in Afritz am See (45.69 / 7), in Albeck (44.43 / 7), in Fresach ( 42.40 / 7), in Guttaring (41.45 / 6), in Gmünd in Carinthia (39.31 / 8), in Kirchbach (36.08 / 7) and in Steindorf am Ossiacher See (28.73 / 7 ) to reach.
In a percentage comparison with the FPK / BZÖ there were for the FPÖ in St. Urban (+13.40 percent / 2 mandates), in Arriach (+ 10.32 / + 2), in Friesach (+ 7.76 / + 2 ), in Preitenegg (+ 6.98 / ± 0) and in Hüttenberg (+ 6.71 / + 1) the highest profits. In the same comparison, the largest losses were in Keutschach am See (-43.47 / -9), in Flattach (-35.89 / -6), in Grafenstein (-34.95 / -7), in Steinfeld (- 30.03 / -6) and in Micheldorf (-27.17 / -4). In 10 other municipalities there were losses of more than 20 percent and in 16 other municipalities of over 10 percent.
The greatest success for the Greens was in Millstatt am See , where they achieved 21.92 percent right from the start and with five mandates only two seats less than the SPÖ and ÖVP. The success in Althofen is also remarkable , where they immediately achieved 17.52 percent and are now represented on the municipal council with four mandates. There was also great joy about the result in Krumpendorf am Wörthersee , where they were able to win 8.42 percent and three mandates and are now represented with 4 seats in the municipal council, as well as in Maria Saal , where they also have four mandates, but only one mandate could win.
With two mandates each, the Greens were able to move into the municipal council in Feistritz im Rosental , Nötsch im Gailtal , Pörtschach am Wörther See , Ossiach and Steindorf am Ossiachersee . They are also new to the municipal council, each with a mandate in Bad St. Leonhard in Lavanttal , in Ebenthal in Carinthia , in Gurk , in Magdalensberg , in Moosburg , in Paternion , in Radenthein , in Steuerberg , in St. Andrä , in St. Jakob in the Rosental , in Velden am Wörthersee and in Wernberg .
There were gains for the Greens in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, where they were able to win two mandates and are now the fourth strongest member of the municipal council with seven mandates. They also gained two mandates in Villach. They each won a mandate in Feldkirchen in Carinthia , in Finkenstein am Faakersee , in Spittal an der Drau , in St. Veit an der Glan , in Völkermarkt and in Wolfsberg . In Mallnitz , the Greens lost their previous mandate.
The NEOS competed in seven parishes. They managed to move into Wolfsberg with 8.69 percent and three seats in the local council. In Krumpendorf am Wörthersee, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Spittal an der Drau and Villach they each received one mandate. There were no mandates for the candidacies in Feldkirchen in Carinthia and in Ferlach.
The greatest success for lists was in Heiligenblut am Großglockner , where the Heiligenblut list achieved 75.15 percent and 12 (of 15) mandates. In Grafenstein , the Deutschmann list can refer to 56.98 percent, followed by Frauenstein ( community list Frauenstein, list Harald Jannach / 54.24), Bad Bleiberg ( independent list Bleiberger Tal / 52.58), Flattach ( independent list Flattach / 52, 55) and Althofen ( list for all / 51.93).
The relative majority for lists was in Himmelberg (SPÖ- related list Heimo Rinösl / 49.74), in Rosegg (ÖVP- related list BGM, Franz Richau / 49.53), in Ludmannsdorf (ÖVP-related community list / 48.28 ), in Mallnitz (ÖVP- related list Common for Mallnitz / 47.91), in Gurk ( Die Freiheitlichen in Gurk / Pisweg, List Mayor Siegfried Kampl / 45.20), in Sachsenburg (List AG - Aktiongemeinschaft Marktgemeinde Sachsenburg / 44, 05), in Globasnitz ( Slovenian list El - Enotna Lista / 43.99), in Moosburg (ÖVP- related list GAGGL - Team Herbert Gaggl / 43.12), in Bad Kleinkirchheim (FPÖ-near Kleinkirchheimer list - Matthias Krenn / 38 , 89), in Radenthein (list close to the ÖVP Team Michael Maier - People's Party and Free Party / 38.43), in Eisenkappel-Vellach (Slovenian list El - Enotna Lista / 36.59), in Gnesau ( list Bruno Stampfer - Together for Gnesau / 36.46) and in Malta (ÖVP- related list for Malta / 32.43).
The success of the FPÖ-affiliated list Die Freiheitlichen in Gurk / Pisweg, List of Mayor Siegfried Kampl in Gurk came unexpectedly because the now 78-year-old was not expected until September 17, 2014 because of his National Socialist statements about “imminent danger” of the state party chairman Christian Ragger , was excluded from the FPÖ under pressure from Federal Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache . The occasion was an interview with the Kleine Zeitung , in which Kampl had declared "I only distance myself from what you have done, not from National Socialism." The Carinthian political scientist Kathrin Stainer-Hämmerle was surprised. She said in ORF-Kärnten, “The result in Gurk will be gratefully received by the media outside of Carinthia. Of course, that will not be very beneficial for Carinthia's image. "
In 95 (71.97 percent) of the 132 municipalities, the mayor was elected in the first ballot. In 37 municipalities (28.03 percent), runoff elections for the head of the municipality were required because no candidate was able to jump the 50 percent hurdle required.
The runoff elections took place on March 15, 2015 and brought some surprises. In the state capital Klagenfurt, for example, the previous deputy mayor Maria-Luise Mathiaschitz (SPÖ) was able to prevail against the current mayor Christian Scheider (FPÖ). In the first ballot, Scheider was just ahead of the game with 31.08: 30.08 percent, but Mathiaschitz prevailed in the decisive runoff election with 53.31: 46.69 percent. With this, the SPÖ has taken over the leading role in Klagenfurt again after 42 years and the state capital has a woman at the top for the first time. Mathiaschitz announced that he would form a coalition with the ÖVP and the Greens , so that Scheider, who will not resign, has to go into opposition because Mathiaschitz has ruled out a cooperation with the FPÖ.
Also in the district capital Feldkirchen in Carinthia , the mayor Robert Strießnig (SPÖ), who was still ahead with 47.69: 32.89 percent after the first ballot, suffered a disappointing defeat against challenger Martin Treffner (ÖVP). With 52.01: 47.99 percent, Strießnig, who announced his resignation from politics on election day, was voted out. The choice came as a surprise for Treffner himself, as the ÖVP has neither a majority in the city senate nor in the local council. The entrepreneur therefore wants to invite all political groups to cooperate.
There was an extremely close election result in the district capital Hermagor-Pressegger See , where the incumbent SPÖ mayor Siegfried Ronacher was able to assert himself with just seven votes against his challenger Leopold Astner (ÖVP). Ronacher was still clearly ahead in the first ballot with 39.70: 34.60 percent. Astner will therefore gladly accept the office of Vice Mayor.
For the first time in the history of the mayoral elections in Carinthia, a second runoff election for the mayor was necessary after the first runoff, as again neither of the two candidates could prevail. That is why the citizens of the Preitenegg community were asked to vote again on March 29, 2015. Only then could the mayor Franz Kogler (ÖVP), who has been in office since 2003, prevail against his opponent Rochus Münzer (SPÖ) with 407: 372 votes and remain in office. The “secret” of his success was that he and his party colleagues went on a promotional tour with direct talks and house calls. There is no other explanation for the unusually high turnout of 95 percent.
Results of the runoff elections
The candidates who were successful in the run-off elections are shown in bold, the losers are shown curly . The votes received are shown in brackets.
|local community||SPÖ candidate||Candidate of the ÖVP||FPÖ candidate||List candidate (list)|
|Bleiburg||Stefan Johann Visotschnig (1,412)||Daniel Wriessnig (1,231)||-||-|
|Brueckl||Burkhard Trummer (931)||-||Michael Kitz (674)||-|
|Diex||-||Anton Polessnig (287)||Anton Napetschnig (334)||-|
|Feistritz ob Bleiburg||Hermann Srienz (1,006)||-||-||Friedrich Flödl (LFA) (465)|
|Feldkirchen in Carinthia||Robert Strießnig (3,800)||Martin Treffner (4,118)||-||-|
|Finkenstein am Faakersee||Walter Harnisch (2,033)||Christian Poglitsch (2,392)||-||-|
|Frantschach-St. Gertraud||Günther Vallant (1,034)||-||-||Ernst Vallant (Hirzbauer list) (658)|
|Gallicia||Holger Miggitsch (610)||Hannes Mak (700)||-||-|
|Gitschtal||Johann Wastian (330)||-||Christian Mueller (577)||-|
|Globasnitz||Wolfgang Wölbl (562)||-||-||Bernhard Sadovnik ( EL ) (659)|
|Gmünd in Carinthia||Heidemarie Penker (718)||-||Josef Jury (908)||-|
|Gnesau||-||Erich Stampfer (366)||-||Bruno Stampfer (MFG) (355)|
|Hermagor-Pressegger See||Siegfried Ronacher (2,410)||Leopold Astner (2,403)||-||-|
|Keutschach am See||Karl Dovjak (971)||-||-||Gerhard Oleschko (PLO) (666)|
|Kirchbach||Markus Salcher (758)||-||Hermann Jantschgi (991)||-|
|Klagenfurt am Wörthersee||Maria-Luise Mathiaschitz (21,491)||-||Christian Scheider (18,825)||-|
|Little St. Paul||Gabriele Dörflinger (732)||-||-||Siegfried Gaber (GOOD) (432)|
|Krumpendorf||Peter Nemec (719)||Hilde Gaggl (1061)||-||-|
|Lendorf||Marika Lagger-Pöllinger (690)||Josef Wielscher (536)||-||-|
|Maria Hall||Karl Lerchbaumer (833)||Anton Schmidt (.1274)||-||-|
|Maria Wörth||-||Markus Perdacher (551)||-||Robert Schmidhofer (BLG) (417)|
|Millstatt||Johann Schuster (1,251)||Wilfried Koller (622)||-||-|
|Mortschach||-||Manfred Kramser (241)||-||Richard Unterreiner (LGM) (344)|
|Neuhaus||Gerhard Visotschnig (397)||-||-||Peter Trampusch (LNS) (329)|
|Nötsch in the Gail Valley||Alexander Rachoi (558)||Alfred Altersberger (886)||-||-|
|Obervellach||-||Wilhelm Packer (769)||-||Paul Pristavec (MUT) (704)|
|Pörtschach||-||Silvia Häusl-Benz (797)||Franz Arnold (735)||-|
result in 2nd runoff election
|Rochus Münzer (372)||Franz Kogler (407)||-||-|
|Radenthein||Martin Hipp (1,532)||-||-||Michael Maier (MAIER) (2,203)|
|Sittersdorf||Jakob Strauss (743)||-||-||Willibald Wutte (WUTTE) (731)|
|St. Georgen in the Lavant Valley||Markus Wutscher (438)||-||-||Karl Markut ( TS ) (884)|
|Steindorf am Ossiacher See||-||-||Manfred Schinegger (822)||Georg Kavalar (LKAVE) (1213)|
|Steuerberg||-||Karl Petritz (685)||Andreas Zitterer (471)||-|
|Stockenboi||-||Josef Anichhofer (539)||Hans-Jörg Kerschbaumer (644)||-|
|Trebesing||Christian Genshofer (467)||Gerhard Koch (335)||-||-|
|Meeting at Lake Ossiach||Klaus Glanznig (1,491)||-||Bernhard Gassler (970)||-|
|Weissensee||Johann Weichsler (259)||-||Gerhard Koch (299)||-|
Overview of all mayors
For a complete overview, see the separate article Elected Mayors in Carinthia 2015 .
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