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AUSTRIAN OVP PLAYS HARDBALL WITH COALITION PARTNERS


After the election victory of the centre-right OVP on Sunday in Austria, experts are trying to work out what kind of government can be formed... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1

AUSTRIA IS ON THE VERGE OF ELECTING A 31-YEAR-OLD. DOES HIS AGE MATTER?


Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old leader of the conservative Austrian People's Party OVP, looks set to become the world's youngest head of government after Sunday's elections... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 103

FAR-RIGHT SET TO ENTER GOVERNMENT AS CONSERVATIVES TOP POLL


Austria's far-right is on course to take a place in the country's government after a strong showing in Sunday's parliamentary elections... READ MORE

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WHO IS SEBASTIAN KURZ? AUSTRIAN POLITICIAN TO BECOME YOUNGEST WORLD LEADER


Sebastian Kurz will be Austria youngest leader in history... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 4

AUSTRIA ELECTION: SEBASTIAN KURZ SET TO BECOME THE WORLD'S YOUNGEST LEADER


The head of Austria's conservative People's Party Sebastian Kurz is on track to become the world's youngest leader. Projections in the country's general election showed... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 161

AUSTRIA SHIFTS TO RIGHT AS CONSERVATIVE STAR KURZ SEALS ELECTION WIN


Another projection by pollster ARGE Wahlen had the Social Democrats just 0.5 percentage points ahead of the FPO... READ MORE

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AUSTRIA SHIFTS RIGHT AS REFASHIONED CONSERVATIVES WIN IN UPSET


The president is expected to tap Mr. Kurz to form a government once the results are finalized later this week, after absentee ballots are counted... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1912

THIS BLUE-EYED MILLENNIAL IS SET TO BECOME A WORLD LEADER IN EUROPE


After a Social Democratic-People's Party coalition was formed four years ago, Kurz, then 27, became Austria's foreign minister -- the youngest top diplomat in Europe... READ MORE

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SEBASTIAN KURZ, 31, DECLARES VICTORY IN AUSTRIA ELECTION


Kurz, named party leader only in May, called an end to the current alliance with the Social Democrats, forcing Sunday's snap election... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 1302

AUSTRIA SET TO ELECT WORLD'S YOUNGEST LEADER


It is so far unclear whether the Social Democrats or the far-right Freedom Party will finish second... READ MORE

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AUSTRIA ELECTIONS: SEBASTIAN KURZ'S OVP 'LEADS' VOTE


The latest forecasts showed centre-right OVP holding onto first place, winning 31.5 percent of Sunday's vote... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 825

ANALYSIS | HOW DIRTY CAMPAIGNING AND FAKE FACEBOOK SITES CAME TO DOMINATE THE AUSTRIAN ELECTION


Pedestrians pass campaign posters for Sebastian Kurz of the People's Party and Christian Kern of the Social Democratic Party in Vienna... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 344

WHAT AUSTRIA'S ELECTION SAYS ABOUT EUROPE'S POLITICAL LANDSCAPE


Early projections showed the center-right People's Party OVP, led by Sebastian Kurz, had won the most votes in Austria, with about 31 percent... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 378

YOUNG CONSERVATIVE KURZ ON TRACK TO BE AUSTRIAN LEADER


It is highly unlikely, however, that the Social Democrats would ally with the FPO if the SPO came third... READ MORE

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AUSTRIA POISED TO TAP 31-YEAR-OLD CHARISMATIC RIGHT-WING LEADER KURZ AS CHANCELLOR


Austrians were voting Sunday in a snap election tipped to see conservative Sebastian Kurz, 31, become the EU's youngest leader and form an alliance with th... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 8

ANALYSIS | AS AUSTRIA HEADS TO THE POLLS, THE FAR RIGHT EYES WHAT MAY BE THIS YEAR'S BIGGEST EUROPEAN SUCCESS


One of the most likely results, according to polls, is a coalition between the right-wing populist Freedom party and the center-right OVP party... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 581

EUROPE'S MIGRATION CRISIS CASTS LONG SHADOW AS AUSTRIA VOTES


He says he wants to shake up Austrian politics, which for decades has been dominated by a coalition between his party and the Social Democrats... READ MORE

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WIN OR LOSE IN AUSTRIAN VOTE, THE FAR RIGHT TRIUMPHS AS RIVALS BACK POLICIES ONCE DEEMED FRINGE


At 30, Kurz took control of the People's Party, the fusty center-right party that had long lagged in the polls... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 333

MEET THE 31-YEAR-OLD AUSTRIAN ON COURSE TO BECOME THE WORLD'S YOUNGEST LEADER


He will become the world's youngest leader, ahead of North Korea's 34-year-old Kim Jong-un, and France's Emmanuel Macron, who is 39... READ MORE

13th October, 2017 1938

AUSTRIA'S CONSERVATIVES WANT SCHOOLS TO MAKE 'SUFFICIENT' GERMAN COMPULSORY


Who starts at school needs to understand the teaching language, the party chief said, echoing demands from the far-right Freedom Party... READ MORE

13th September, 2017 2

AUSTRIA TELLS ITALY TO HALT ISLAND FERRIES IN ORDER TO KEEP MIGRANT MASSES OFF MAINLAND


Austria's foreign minister, Sebastian Kurz, called on Italy Thursday to stop migrants from reaching the mainland by halting the ferry services from the isl... READ MORE

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