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Vienna's Municipal Election: SPÖ Loses Absolute Majority, FPÖ is Triumphant

Published: October 11, 2010; 14:43 · (Vindobona)

The SPÖ achieves 44.3% at the election. The FPÖ can double its share of votes and comes in second, with 27%. The ÖVP and the Greens show losses.

Vienna's Municipal Election: SPÖ Loses Absolute Majority, FPÖ is Triumphant / Picture: © Reuters

The SPÖ loses its last "absolute bastion": Vienna's mayor Michael Häupl has failed holding on to the absolute mandate majority of his party. According to the preliminary results, the SPÖ reaches 44.3%. To attain the absolute majority, it would have needed around 46%.

The FPÖ reaps a massive gain in votes and reaches 27%. It pushes the People's Party away from the second…

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