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Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs (SPÖ)

The Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ) is a social-democratic political party in Austria. It succeeds Austria's original Social Democratic Party (SDAPÖ). The SPÖ has ties to the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB) and the Austrian Chamber of Labour (AK). The SPÖ's Chairman is Christian Kern and the SPÖ lost its participation in the coalition government in the election of 2017, it is now the third largest party in parliament (in opposition) and second largest in the federal chamber.

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  • Some groups within the SPÖ like Der Funke (The Spark), are Marxist and proponents of a radical strain of democratic socialism. SJ Austria, the party's youth organisation, is generally perceived of as being more towards the left-wing than the SPÖ itself.



Alfred Gusenbauer (Politics)

Hans Peter Haselsteiner (Business)

Christian Kern (Politics)

Gabriel Lansky (Business)

Peter Schieder (Politics)

Heinz Fischer (Politics)

Andreas Schieder (Politics)

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