The party came second, taking many votes from the victorious centre-right People's Party (OVP) and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPO). The FPO’s resurgence in Lower Austria is consistent with national polling trends, which suggest FPO could potentially win the next general election.
- The OVP-Greens coalition should survive for the full parliamentary term to autumn 2024.
- Another poor result for the OVP in April’s election in Salzburg could trigger a leadership challenge.
- The resurgence of the FPO could make OVP more conservative on policy issues such as military support for Ukraine and immigration.