National Council (Austria)

lower house of the Austrian Parliament

The National Council (German: Nationalrat) is one of the two houses of the Austrian Parliament. It is known as the lower house. The constitution gives the National Council with more power than the Federal Council.[1] The 183 members of the National Council are elected by nationwide popular vote for a term of five years.


  1. "Federal Assembly - Responsibilities and Legal Principles". Archived from the original on 24 March 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2010.