Austrian elections: exit polls show collapse in far-right support

Sebastian Kurz likely to return as chancellor with party tipped for best result since 2002Support for Austria’s Freedom party (FPÖ) has plunged by more than a third as voters punished the far-right group in national elections for a corruption...

Austrian elections: exit polls show collapse in far-right support

Sebastian Kurz likely to return as chancellor with party tipped for best result since 2002

Support for Austria’s Freedom party (FPÖ) has plunged by more than a third as voters punished the far-right group in national elections for a corruption scandal that brought down the government.

The former chancellor Sebastian Kurz looks certain to reclaim his position as the youngest leader in the world after his People’s party (ÖVP) secured 37.1% of the vote, according to exit polls – its best result since 2002.

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