Federal Council (Austria)

upper house of the Austrian Parliament

The Federal Council (German: Bundesrat, pronounced [ˈbʊndəsʁaːt]) is the upper house of the Austrian Parliament, representing the nine States of Austria on federal level.

It is part of a bicameral legislature alongside of the National Council. It can be compared with an upper house or a senate. It is less powerful than the National Council.

The Bundesrat has its seat at the Austrian Parliament Building in Vienna. The Parliament Building is where the Federal Council meets in the Hofburg.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Renovation of the Austrian Parliament". www.parlament.gv.at. Retrieved 2017-12-24.