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The Austrian People's Party (German: Österreichische Volkspartei or ÖVP) is one of the biggest parties in Austria. It as founded in 1945. Its name roughly translates to Austrian People's party. It has about 630.000 members. Its views are often center-right. This means it often has conservative views on the matters at hand. Many of its voters are Catholics. It is against moderate socialism, which is embodied by the other big party, the SPÖ.

A well-known politician, Dr. Wolfgang Schüssel is a member of this party. Former Minister of the Interior, Liese Prokop was also a member.

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