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My Vote Counts!

Meine Stimme Gilt!
AbbreviationGILT
ChairmanRoland Düringer
Founded14 August 2016
Headquarters3100 St. Pölten
IdeologySortition
Anti-establishment
National Council:
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Federal Council:
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European Parliament:
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Website
gilt.at

My Vote Counts! (German: Meine Stimme Gilt!), abbreviated as G!LT, is a political party in Austria. It was founded on 14 August 2016 by Roland Düringer, a popular Austrian comedian. It defines itself not as a party but as an un-party (German: Partie) proposing a new, decentralised democratic system somewhat similar to demarchy. The party is anti-establishment and criticises the government of the many by only a few elected politicians.

GILT aims to implement an affirmative human right to participate in political decision making. The party was on the ballot in all Austrian states. The message of the party is to give a voice to people that do not trust the establishment, as a privileged political elite is not representative of the general will of the people. Already, about 24,760 euros has been raised to support the party.

The Party had no programme for the earlier than expected 2017 elections, stating: "Party programmes do not solve problems, only reliable citizens do," and in order to represent all citizens they choose their MPs for the 2017 parliamentary election by random drawing, an approach which they will not repeat. For upcoming elections, GILT has announced that the citizens will choose their MPs in a "candidate competition". As a second key change, GILT has announced that it will enter the next elections with a programme decided by several of the un-party's "citizen parliaments".

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