Austria: Viennese split over Austria's new leader

Vienna residents reacted to the election of the youngest chancellor in Austrian history, Sebastian Kurz, Monday. Some supported the conservative leader, with a couple of passersby describing him as a «breath of fresh air». «I can imagine him [Sebastian Kurz] as Chancellor very well, especially because he is so young, he will do very well. I think a breath of fresh air is very important for... Еще Austria,» said local resident Roswitha. Others were seemingly disappointed by the newly formed right-leaning coalition, with some even calling for snap elections. «We already had black-blue in Austria, that cost us I don't know how many millions, said Vienna resident Andi, adding, «Definitely we must vote again. I hope the FPO will challenge [the result] again, then we have to vote again.» The People's Party (OVP), which named 31-year-old Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz its leader, secured victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections with 31.4 percent of the vote. The right-wing Freedom Party (FPO) finished second with 27.4 percent and the social democrats (SPO) came third earning 53 seats in parliament.

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