Austrian Election – Initial Results
18:30 UK – 99% of count in
The initial results are as follows:
What does this mean?
- Haider’s BZÖ has done remarkably better than anybody expected
- The two right wing parties (FPÖ and BZÖ) have easily out-performed the centre-right ÖVP and together have even more votes than the Social Democrats. It is likely that if there had been one right-wing party instead of two that that would have been the largest in Parliament.
The parliamentary seats would be roughly as follows:
That means that we’re looking either at another Grand Coalition (Social Democrats and People’s Party) or a right wing three-party coalition (People’s Party, Freedom Party, Alliance for Future Austria)