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Austrian Elections 2013: Governing Parties Lose Moderately

Published: September 29, 2013; 17:02 · Updated: September 29; 17:59 · (Vindobona)

The Austrian political landscape has changed. New parties will enter the Austrian Parliament. Nevertheless, there is no realistic alternative to the “grand coalition” between SPÖ and ÖVP.

Austrian Elections 2013: Governing Parties Lose Moderately / Picture: © Flickr

According to the first extrapolations, the governing social democrats have reached the worst result in their history. With 26.5% of the votes, SPÖ still ranks first. In total, SPÖ lost about 2.4 percentage points.

The social democrats is followed by its coalition partner ÖVP. The conservatives reached 23.8% of the votes, which is also the worst result in the party´s…

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