The Latest: Austrian exit polls: Kurz leads in election

The Latest: Austrian exit polls: Kurz leads in election
The Latest: Austrian exit polls: Kurz leads in election

Exit polls released by Austrian public broadcaster ORF show conservative ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz leading a snap election called after his coalition government with the far-right Freedom Party collapsed in May.

According to the exit polls released after voting ended at 5 p.m. (1500 GMT) Sunday, Kurz’s Austrian People’s Party is projected to get 37.2%, a gain of 5.7 percentage points.

The Freedom Party is forecast to lose 10 percentage points compared to 2017 and get 16%, while the center-left Social Democrats loses 4.9 percentage points with 22%.

 

The Alpine nation of 8.8 million has been run by a non-partisan interim administration appointed in June, after the publication of a video showing Freedom Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache appearing to offer favors to a purported Russian investor triggered the Kurz government’s collapse.Exit polls released by Austrian public broadcaster ORF show conservative ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz leading a snap election called after his coalition government with the far-right Freedom Party collapsed in May.

According to the exit polls released after voting ended at 5 p.m. (1500 GMT) Sunday, Kurz’s Austrian People’s Party is projected to get 37.2%, a gain of 5.7 percentage points.

The Freedom Party is forecast to lose 10 percentage points compared to 2017 and get 16%, while the center-left Social Democrats loses 4.9 percentage points with 22%.

The Alpine nation of 8.8 million has been run by a non-partisan interim administration appointed in June, after the publication of a video showing Freedom Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache appearing to offer favors to a purported Russian investor triggered the Kurz government’s collapse.

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Published on: Saturday, September 28, 2019 08:30 PM

Source: https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2019-09-29/the-latest-austrian-exit-polls-kurz-leads-in-election

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