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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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