Elections in Austria Kurtz’s victory, ultra-right failure and high “green” result

  • Elections in Austria Kurtzs victory ultra-right failure and high green result

Kiev: The conservative Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) led by former Chancellor Sebastian Kurtz won the early parliamentary elections in Austria on September 29.

It is reported by "European truth" with reference to the APA.

Preliminary results indicate that 38.4% of voters voted for Kurtz’s party, which is 6.8% higher than in the previous elections in 2017.

The Social Democratic Party of Austria, led by Pamela Randy-Wagner, on the contrary lost in comparison with the previous elections, gaining 21% of the vote (-5.32%). This is the worst political force result in history.

The right-wing populist Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ), led by Norbert Hofer, was voted by 17.3% of voters, which is almost 10 percent less than in the previous election.

The Green Party received 12.4% of the vote, while in the last election it failed with a result of only 3.8%.

The New Austria Liberal Forum (NEOS) party also went to parliament, which improved its result to 7.4 percent (+ 2.06%).

The Kurtz party currently has 73 seats in the 183-seat parliament, which means that in order to create a coalition it is necessary to negotiate with other parties. In the previous government, conservative partners were right-wing populists.

The scandal in May overthrew the Kurtz government and ended with the resignation of ultra-right leader Haina-Christian Strache because of the so-called “Ibiza affair”.

The released videos demonstrated how Strache agreed with the alleged niece of the Russian oligarch on cooperation, promising her state contracts in exchange for party support.

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