Austrian far-right leader cast vote in legislative election

Former Austrian presidential candidate Norbert Hofer

With almost all votes counted, the People's Party is leading at just under 32 percent, but it is a tight race for second between its former partners the Social Democrats and the Freedom Party.

Austria's outgoing foreign minister Sebastian Kurz has led his conservative People's Party to victory in Sunday's general election. Former foreign minister and head of the conservative People's Party (ÖVP) 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz is expected to be chosen as Austria's next chancellor, becoming the youngest head of state in the European Union and the world. Many voters say Austria was overrun when it opened its borders in 2015 to hundreds of thousands of people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and elsewhere.

In a campaign dominated by migration, Kurz has pledged to shut down the main migrant routes, through the Balkans and the Mediterranean, into Europe. It is so far unclear whether the Social Democrats or the far-right Freedom Party will finish second.

The FPO has accused Mr Kurz of copying its ideas and FPO leader Heinz-Christian Strache called him an "impersonator". According to some of the polls, FPOe is expected to gain many votes in the election, becoming either the second or third largest party.

"We strongly urge Mr. Kurz to form a coalition of centrist parties and not be beholden to a party of the far-right in his new coalition government", EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor said.

Austria was governed by a coalition led by Chancellor Kern's SPO and Kurz's OVP, but that partnership collapsed in May, prompting a snap vote.

Conservative Sebastian Kurz, 31, is set to take power and form an alliance with the far-right.

According to the results of the election will be created the coalition government and was elected Chancellor.

Austria rejected a far-right presidency less than a year ago.

'The Freedom Party as a government partner will not make a good impression in Europe (and) Kurz is aware of that, ' commented Der Standard newspaper in its weekend edition.

"But the question is whether there is any getting around Strache after this election".

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