Final Election Results - Far Right Demolished in Austria


Final Results (they take a day or so) confirm Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's OVP Party won with 37.5% of the vote. Under a complex system, the Interior Ministry have to publish the final tally, which they did so today.

The Far Right Freedom Party (FPO) came third with 16.2 percent, a huge drop, after recent financial scandals, and links of its Leader Heinz-Christian Strache to both Russia and Neo Nazi groups. The Greens nearly overtook them.

Kurz is expected to be asked to put together a coalition government after President Alexander Van der Bellen dismissed the interim government on Tuesday, led by Austria's first female Chancellor Brigitte Bierlein.

The Far Right Freedom Party's Leader ? He's RESIGNED his post, his party, and politics. 'for good'.

FPO Leader Heinz-Christian Strache has resigned.

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