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AUSTRIA
Bundesrat (Federal Council)

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARLIAMENTARY CHAMBER

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Parlament / Parliament Parliamentary building
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Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Bundesrat / Federal Council
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Nationalrat / National Council
Affiliation to the IPU Yes
Affiliation date(s) 1890 -
LEADERSHIP
President

Edgar Mayer (M) 

Notes 1 July - 31 Dec. 2017.
Secretary General Harald Dossi (M) 
Notes 1 March 2012 -
COMPOSITION
Members (statutory / current number) 61 / 61
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN

Percentage of women
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Women (current number) 19 (31.15%)
Mode of designation indirectly elected 61
Notes Note: The President of the Republic determines the total number of members in the Federal Council as well as the allocation of seats to each of the nine federal provinces. The allocation of seats is based on the ratio between each federal province and the one with the largest population.
Term  The term of office of Councillors varies from 5 to 6 years according to the province they represent; they are partially renewed after the provincial elections.
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Address Bundesrat
Parlamentsgebäude
Dr. Karl-Renner-Ring 3
A 1017 WIEN
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Phone (431) 401 10-0
401 10-2646 (direct)
Fax (431) 401 10 2435
E-mail bundesratskanzlei@parlament.gv.at
Website http://www.parlinkom.gv.at
http://www.parlament.gv.at/

This page was last updated on 3 July 2017
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