Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) is directly in front of a planned motion of censure in Parliament massively strengthened. According to the trend forecasts from his conservative ÖVP has scored a resounding victory in the European elections.

According to the joint calculations of several opinion research institutes, the ÖVP comes to 34.5 percent, or 7.5 percentage points more than in the EU-election in 2014.

The former coalition partner, the right-wing FPÖ, reached 23.5 percent, a slight decline of 0.5 percentage points compared to 2014. The coalition between the ÖVP Chancellor and FPÖ was broken by the consequences of a scandal-Videos of the former Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache.

The social-democratic SPÖ reached 17.5%, a decrease of 2.2 percentage points compared to the last EU election. The Green approach with 13.5 percent, which is close to your historically best result of 2014, as a 14.5 percent received. The liberal Neos again at 8 percent.

the result of the European election in Austria was expected because of the dramatic domestic political developments, with a particularly large voltage. The choice was considered a first test for the planned elections in September.

about a week Ago had Briefly announces the last 18 months of the ruling coalition with the FPÖ split. Ahead of the publication of a 2017 secretly in Ibiza, twisted Videos, the Strache shows, as he provides an alleged Russian oligarchs-niece for the election campaign, the help of substantial economic benefits in view was gone. Strache had resigned from all political Offices.

in view of the government crisis and the loss of Confidence of the Opposition in the Chancellor, a motion of censure against him was scheduled for Monday. The SPÖ and the opposition freedom party had enough votes to overthrow, for the first time in Austria, a Chancellor in this way.

the results of The election and before the election, published surveys suggest that a majority of citizens would Briefly like to keep as the head of the now-installed transitional government in office. Officially, the SPÖ and the FPÖ at meetings of the political groups on Monday were set immediately before the beginning of the debate to a vote.

“The SPÖ has operated with its campaign against Short massive campaign to help the ÖVP,” said the political consultant Thomas Hofer. In the camp of the ÖVP a “insane mobilization of their own supporters has been registered”.

in Total, were accessed 6.4 million Austrians to the election. Club queues tents in front of the polling stations and the significantly higher number of mail voters, could be an indication for a higher turnout. 2014 was 45.4 per cent.

With a provisional end result, but without all of the estimated nearly 600 000 postal voters, was expected to 23.00. Thereafter, a high invoice, including postal voters should give even more detailed information about the results of the election.

dpa

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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