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Kurz listo para volver al poder en Austria

By Mike Tyler

September 30, 2019 - El excanciller austriaco Sebastian Kurz se prepara para volver al poder luego que suconservador Partido Popular quedó en primer lugar en las elecciones parlamentarias el domingo, convocada luego del colapso de su gobierno con el Partido Libertad de extrema derecha en mayo.

Kurz’s party was expected to get 37.1% of the vote in parliamentary elections, a gain of 5.7 percentage points compared with 2017, according to projections released by public broadcaster ORF.

“Today, the people have voted us back in again,” Kurz, 33, told cheering supporters after the election, even as he refrained from saying which party he would seek to form a new government with.

The environmentalist Greens are one possible option. The party, which failed to enter parliament two years ago, looked set for a big comeback and was projected to get 14% of the vote.

The far-right Freedom Party was forecast to lose almost 10 percentage points and come third with 16.1%, a sign that voters were punishing the party for a leaked video that showed its long-time leader, Heinz-Christian Strache, appearing to offer favors to a purported Russian investor. The center-left Social Democrats were projected to come second with 21.7%, a loss of over 5 percentage points compared with 2017.

PUBLISHED: 01/10/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press
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