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Abgeordneter: representative, elected member of a public-law corporation, esp. a representative of the people in parliament. In Austria, a distinction is made between Abgeordnete in the Nationalrat (National Council), Bundesrat (Federal Council) and the Landtage (provincial diets). The number and legal status of these Abegeordnete are set forth in the Austrian constitution and law (incl. the right to vote on decisions, to introduce motions, the right to immunity, regulations on conflicts of interest, law on salaries).