In Historic Result, 31-Year-Old Wins Austrian Elections, Worst Result For Establishment Party Since Hitler Rule

Sunday, October 15, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Oct 15, 2017

In another stunning defeat for Europe’s establishment, as previewed earlier this morning Austria’s 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz is assured victory in the Austrian National Council elections, with his center-right People’s Party set to take roughly 30.2% of the vote according to exit polls by Austrian broadcaster ORF, while just as shocking is that the anti-immigrant, nationalist Freedom Party appears set to top the Social Democrats in 2nd place with 26.8% of the vote: the two parties are expected to form a coalition government, while Chancellor Christian Kern’s Social Democrats are looking at another devastating – for Europe’s legacy parties – loss, sliding to 3rd spot with just 26.3% of the vote.

The full breakdown from the initial exit polls vs the last election results in 2013:

People’s Party (Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz) 30.5% vs 24%
Freedom Party (Heinz-Christian Strache) 26.8% vs 20.5%
Social Democrats (Chancellor Christian Kern) 26.2% vs 26.8% in 2013
Neos (Matthias Strolz) 5.3% vs 5%
Greens (Ulrike Lunacek) 4.7% vs 12.4%
Liste Pilz (Peter Pilz) 4.3% (didn’t run in 2013)

The preliminary geographic breakdown of Sunday’s election shows that most constituencies voted for the People’s Party:

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