30 Sep, 2019

NEOS records best result for liberals in Austria

According to preliminary results, NEOS have recorded their best result in the snap parliamentary elections in Austria this Sunday, increasing their vote nationally to 8.1% and increasing their number of MP mandates to 15 (+5), as support for the far-right collapsed.

The Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz picked up 37.5% of the vote but with a projected 71 seats in Austria's 183-seat parliament, he will need to enter into a coalition to form a majority. The Greens, having lost parliamentary representation in the last elections in 2017 rose to 13.8%, but support for the far-right Freedom party (FPÖ) fell by more than a third as voters following the “Ibiza scandal” that caused ÖVP to abandon its coalition with FPÖ to call snap elections.



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