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After Tyrol election: ÖVP and Greens retain majority in the Federal Council

by archyde

Despite their loss of votes in the Tyrolean state elections, the ÖVP and the Greens held their narrow majority in the Bundesrat. The two governing parties will continue to jointly hold 31 of the 61 seats in the state chamber of parliament.

As before, three of the five Tyrolean mandates in the Bundesrat go to the ÖVP, while the FPÖ and the SPÖ are each entitled to one mandate.

Nevertheless, there will be a small shift in mandates in the state chamber, the parliamentary correspondence reported today: In the future, the SPÖ will again have 19 instead of the current 18 seats. She lost a mandate in June of this year after the Tyrolean Federal Councilor Stefan Zaggl-Kasztner, who had previously been delegated by her, left the SPÖ parliamentary group and has since acted as an independent mandatary.

This will result in the following distribution of mandates in the future: ÖVP 26, SPÖ 19, FPÖ ten, Greens five, NEOS one. The new composition will take effect after the election of the new Tyrolean Bundesrat members at the constitutive session of the Tyrolean state parliament, the deadline for which expires on October 31st.

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