EU Election Preferential Votes - Edtstadler ahead of Karas

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: May 28, 2019; 17:09 ♦ (Vindobona)

Although Austrian People's Party top candidate Othmar Karas received more preferential votes than in the last EU election, after counting most of the preferential votes he is still behind the list second candidate Karoline Edtstadler (also Austrian People's Party).

Edtstadler received at least 106,000 preferential votes. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / BMEIA; Angelika Lauber [CC BY-SA 4.0 (]

With the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) this time exclusively deciding on the allocation of seats in the EU Parliament on the basis of the preferential vote result, several surprises could emerge.

Nevertheless, according to an APA report, Othmar Karas wants to become head of the People's Party delegation in the EU Parliament: "Of course I will stand for election as head of…