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Austrian Elections 2013: Government Punished by the Voters

Published: September 29, 2013; 20:54 · (Vindobona)

The two governing parties SPÖ and ÖVP have reached their worst results ever. Nevertheless, nothing will change in Austria.

Austrian Elections 2013: Government Punished by the Voters / Picture: © Flickr / The Austrian Foreign Ministry

Despite substantial losses for the governing social democrats and their coalition partner ÖVP, the “grand coalition” will persist.

With 26.6% of the votes, SPÖ still ranks first. In total, SPÖ lost about 2.3 percentage points. The conservative coalition partner ÖVP reached 24.0% of the votes, which is also the worst result in the party´s history.

ÖVP is followed…

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